The Film Catalogue
The Tobacconist

AFM 2018 Screening Schedule

AMC Santa Monica 5
Nov. 1 - 1:00 pm

AMC Santa Monica 5
Nov. 4 - 3:00 pm

The Tobacconist

Alternate Titles: Der Trafikant

Drama | German | 113 minutes


Beta Cinema

Cast & Crew


Nikolaus Leytner


Dieter Pochlatko, Jakob Pochlatko


Klaus Richter, Nikolaus Leytner


Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch, Simon Morzé, Emma Drogunova, Regina Fritsch


Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud, 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?

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