Maybe Fassbinder's least sophisticated film - apparently an homage to early Rohmer - in which a ne'er do well remains his ineffectual self, even upon finding a gun. Effervescent cameo/debut by Irm Hermann.
Interesting to see Fassbinder's early short about a tramp who finds a gun, and rather than thinking to do harm with it, instead only thinks to do the ultimate harm to himself. Wonderfully shot on a tight budget, for a short, it's very powerful and provocative. The world conspires against all our intents, whether they do us harm or good. That is the message I got from this. Fassbinder's future greatness shines through