Film The Tobacconist

The Tobacconist © Glory Film_EPO Film/Petro Domenigg

Sun, 05/19/2019

Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard St.
02446 Brookline

Part of the National Center for Jewish Film's Annual Festival

Vienna under Nazi occupation is the setting for this ravishingly-shot wartime drama about a young man and his unlikely friendship with Sigmund Freud. 17-year-old Franz works as an apprentice at a tobacco shop where the psychoanalyst (played by acclaimed actor Bruno Ganz in one of his final roles) is a regular customer, and the two develop an immediate bond. When Franz falls desperately in love with a music hall dancer named Anezka, he turns to Freud for advice. As war approaches, the dramas of this young man’s life are swept up into the larger maelstrom of events. Based on the international bestseller.
Director: Nikolaus Leytner
Germany/Austria 2018
DCP, 113 min