The Tobacconist (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tobacconist (2020)

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Movie Info

Franz (Simon Morzé) is a 17-year-old who travels to Vienna in order to be an apprentice at a tobacco shop. Once there, he meets one of the shop's regulars-the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz). The two men then form an unlikely friendship. When Franz falls in love with a dancer named Anezka (Emma Drogunova), he turns to Sigmund for advice. When Nazis arrive in Austria, he, Sigmund, and Anezka are thrust into a whirlwind of events, forcing them to make a decision between fleeing or staying. The movie, which is based on a novel by Robert Seethaler, is directed by Nikolaus Leytner.

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Cast

Simon Morzé
as Franz Huchel
Bruno Ganz
as Prof. Sigmund Freud
Johannes Krisch
as Otto Trsnjek
David Altman
as Truck driver
Christoph Bittenauer
as Jahrmarktausrufer
Regina Fritsch
as Margarete Huchel
Michael Fitz
as Roter Egon
Erni Mangold
as Frau im Pelzmantel im Bahnhof
Thomas Mraz
as Conferencier
Martin Oberhauser
as Ober im Kaffeehaus
Martin Thaler
as Wiener Nazi
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Critic Reviews for The Tobacconist

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

The relationship between Franz and Freud is somewhat interesting, but not really fleshed out terribly.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Here is a film that takes place during one of the most dramatic periods in history, but it's surprisingly dull and bland.

July 21, 2020 | Full Review…

In lesser hands, this might have just become another story of how change is unavoidable and why Nazis are evil. Instead, cliché is mostly abandoned, and we are given a tale rich with humanity.

November 1, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The dreams are the most vivid part of the film, but unfortunately, they don't go deeper into them [Full Review in Spanish]

September 19, 2020 | Full Review…

The dreams are the most vivid part of the film, but unfortunately, they don't go deeper into them [Full Review in Spanish]

September 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Not quite edgy enough for its somber setting and not quite quirky enough for the unlikely friendship at its center.

August 16, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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