The Tobacconist

Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler. A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna. German and Czech with English subtitles.

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CineLibri International Book and Movie Festival: Award for Masterful Literary Adaptation winner!
CIVIS Media Prize: European Cinema Prize award winner!
Austrian Film Award: Best Supporting Actress (Regina Fritsch), Supporting Actor (Johannes Krisch), Score, and Costume Design nominee!

“a stunning recreation of the late 1930s in Vienna…a vibrant coming-of-age story and an intriguing portrayal of Sigmund Freud, expertly portrayed by Bruno Ganz…does an excellent job balancing the personal and political stories” (Hollywood Reporter)

“a skillful piece of storytelling” (Mark Reviews Movies)

“Morze delivers an assured performance…an engaging coming-of-age story, recreates a time and a place with exactitude.” (Sheldon Kirshner Journal)

Vienna, 1937, on the eve of the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. The young and inexperienced Franz Huchel begins to learn about both the joys and hardships of life by working as an apprentice to the mutilated war veteran Otto Trsnjek in a small tobacco shop, where he meets the famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud, a regular customer, who will become a valuable friend in times of chaos and uncertainty.
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