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The Tobacconist



The Tobacconist


Friday 3 January 8.30pm Channel 039

Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud, a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a close friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis' invasion of Vienna, all three are swept up into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make - to stay or to flee? Starring Simon Morze, Bruno Ganz (The House That Jack Built) & Johannes Krisch.  Based on the 2012 novel by Robert Seethaler.