THE TOBACCONIST (108 NR)

THE TOBACCONIST

SUMMARY

VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 7/10
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Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis’ arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?

Director: Nikolaus Leytner
Writers: Klaus Richter, Nikolaus Leytner
Stars: Simon Morzé, Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch

Subtitled in English


 

REVIEW

“A vibrant coming-of-age story and an intriguing portrayal of Sigmund Freud, expertly portrayed by Bruno Ganz.”
Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter