The Tobacconist

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The Tobacconist
Running Time: 
1hr 49 min
Playing Times: 
Saturday, November 16, 7pm


Sigmund Freud walks into a cigar shop...A tender and gripping coming-of-age story about a young man working in a Viennese tobacco shop and his friendship with its most famous customer. Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler, this heart-breaking film follows 17-year-old Franz who journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud, a regular customer, and the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst (who admits that to him, the female sex is as big a mystery as it is to Franz). With the Nazis' arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events.
Opening remarks from Anke Popper, Deputy Director of the German Information Center, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany