30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Tabacconist Austria, Germany 2018 | 113 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Nikolaus Leytner

NIKOLAUS LEYTNER (*1957) is a director and screenplay writer and co-founder of Allegro Film, one of Austria's most successful film companies.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: Der Trafikant
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Nikolaus Leytner
Screenplay: Klaus Richter, Nikolaus Leytner
Cast: Simon Morzé, Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch, Emma Drogunova, Regina Fritsch, Karoline Eichhorn, Michael Fitz
Producer: Dieter Pochlatko, Jakob Pochlatko, Ralf Zimmermann
Director of Photography: Hermann Dunzendorfer
Music: Matthias Weber
Production Design: Bertram Reiter
Editor: Bettina Mazakarini
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Claudia Grässel (ARD Degeto)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Tobis Film GmbH
World Sales: Beta Cinema
Production: Epo-Film; Glory Film
Contact: Charlotte Makris, Tobis Film GmbH:


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