The Tobacconist




The Tobacconist

A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.

Seventeen-year-old Franz (Simon Morzé) 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 (Emma Drogunova), 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?


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Movie Info


Original Title Der Trafikant
Theatrical Release
Genres Drama, History
Country Of Production Austria/Germany
Runtime 113 minutes
FSK 12


Director Nikolaus Leytner
Screenplay Klaus RichterNikolaus Leytner
Producers Dieter PochlatkoJakob PochlatkoRalf Zimmermann
Co-Producers Timm OberwellandPeter EiffTheodor GringelChristine Strobl
Editorial Staff Claudia Grässel (ARD Degeto)
Director of Photography Hermann Dunzendorfer
Editor Bettina Mazakarini
Composer Matthias Weber
Production Design Bertram Reiter
Costume Designer Caterina Czepek


Franz Huchel Simon Morzé
Sigmund Freud Bruno Ganz
Otto Trsnjek Johannes Krisch
Anezka Emma Drogunova
Margarete Huchel Regina Fritsch
Anna Freud Karoline Eichhorn
Martha Freud Elfriede Irral
Roter Egon Michael Fitz
Rosshuber Rainer Wöss
Frau Rosshuber Sabine Herget
Frau Doktor Gerti Drassl