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Retrospective

Der Stadtstreicher

Vagrant

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A man in tattered clothing empties a bottle of wine at a tram stop in Munich. A pistol he finds on a bridge starts him thinking about suicide. His existential crisis is just a game to others. This melancholy drama of an underdog was inspired by Eric Rohmer’s Le signe du lion (1959) and the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Germany (Federal Republic from 1949) 1966, 10 min

by

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

with

Christoph Roser
Susanne Schimkus
Michael Fengler
Thomas Fengler