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The Tobacconist (2018)

Der Trafikant (original title)
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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....


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Credited cast:
Simon Morzé ... Franz Huchel
Bruno Ganz ... Prof. Sigmund Freud
Johannes Krisch ... Otto Trsnjek
Emma Drogunova ... Anezka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Altman David Altman ... Truck driver
Christoph Bittenauer Christoph Bittenauer ... Jahrmarktausrufer
Gerti Drassl Gerti Drassl
Karoline Eichhorn ... Anna Freud
Michael Fitz Michael Fitz ... Roter Egon
Regina Fritsch ... Margarete Huchel
Tom Hanslmaier ... Offizier
Erni Mangold ... Frau im Pelzmantel im Bahnhof
Thomas Mraz ... Conferencier
Vicky Nikolaevskaja Vicky Nikolaevskaja ... Freundin
Martin Oberhauser ... Ober im Kaffeehaus


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....

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Drama | History | War


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Austria | Germany


German | Czech

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tobacconist See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Written by Matthias Weber and Sean Renner
Performed by Sean Renner with Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (Cello)
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Summer of '42 meets the Alienist
1 May 2019 | by BachfeuerSee all my reviews

Rarely have I been so impressed by a new film, or so eager to see it again. This one is all about eye candy and superb acting. The visual opportunities of the Alpine village where it begins and the Freudian dream interpretation angle are fully exploited. Ganz's powerful portrayal of Sigmund Freud--so much more sympathetic than the man himself--might overshadow all else. While indifferent as a history lesson, this does have a fine ring of truth from all I know about the place and period. It caught my eye that when Anezka takes up with a Nazi, he is a member of Waffen SS. Does that mean she will soon be brutalized by an arch psychopath, or that she has placed her bet on someone with a very short life expectancy? I am exercised to read the underlying novel to find out. I have a gripe with the period cars. Was every other car in Austria a Model A Ford? And an immaculate, bright colored collector car at that? (The cars other than Fords are appropriate.) The opportunities to see this in a theater will be sadly few. Please watch for it.

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