The film version of Robert Seethaler’s eponymous best-seller is a moving, disturbing coming-of-age story. Austria 1937: 17-year old Franz Huchel (Simon Morzé) leaves his home village on Lake Atter to begin an apprenticeship with tobacconist Otto Trsnjek (Johannes Krisch). Among the regular customers is Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz). When the boy falls in love with cabaret dancer Anezka (Emma Drogunova), he seeks the advice of the world-famous psychoanalyst – and discovers that the female sex is as much a mystery to Freud as it is to him. Franz resolves to fight for his love and is then caught up in the vortex of political events.
NIKOLAUS LEYTNER (*1957) is a director and screenplay writer and co-founder of Allegro Film, one of Austria's most successful film companies.
OV with English subtitles
Klaus Richter, Nikolaus Leytner
Simon Morzé, Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch, Emma Drogunova, Regina Fritsch, Karoline Eichhorn, Michael Fitz
Dieter Pochlatko, Jakob Pochlatko, Ralf Zimmermann
Claudia Grässel (ARD Degeto)
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