AFC Austrian Films
1070 Vienna, Austria
tel.: +43 1 526 33 23
fax: +43 1 526 68 01
Vienna 1937. Franz, 17, is an apprentice in a small shop selling newspapers, magazines and tobacco products. It is here that he also learns about life and love and all the pleasure and pain it can cause. As luck would have it, he can ask an expert who happens to be a regular customer: Sigmund Freud, 82. But women are as much a mystery to Freud as they are to Franz.
|Writer(s):||Klaus Richter, Nikolaus Leytner based on the novel by Robert Seethaler|
|Key cast:||Johannes Krisch, Simon Morzé, Bruno Ganz, Emma Drogunova, Regina Fritsch|
|Producers:||Dieter Pochlatko, Jakob Pochlatko, Ralf Zimmermann|
tel:+43 1 812 37 18
WithGlory Film (D), Tobis Film (D)
«A fine story for a film.»
Even though the Vienna of Robert Seethaler’s novel THE TOBACCONIST s one where Sigmund Freud still buys his cigars from the little shop round the corner, the barbaric regime of the Nazis is clearly rearing its ugly head. Only for a brief period is the job of a tobacconist an opportunity for 17-year-old Franz from Lake Attersee to learn something about the world and gain a basic training in resistance. Nikolaus Leytner has created a film version of this bestseller about the rapid awakening of a young dreamer, with Simon Morzé in the leading role.
Busan IFF hosts ANGELO and THE TOBACCONIST
After acclaimed American and European premieres in Toronto and San Sebastián, Markus Schleinzer's second feature film ANGELO completes a first round across the globe in no less than four weeks. The Busan IFF hosts ANGELO together with Nikolas Leytner's THE TOBACCONIST in its Flash Forward competition.