Sun, Sep 22 | Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut

4:15pm Sun. "The Tobacconist" Multiple Award Winner!

Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler. A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
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Time & Location

Sep 22, 2019, 4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA

About The Event

“The Tobacconist”

4:15pm 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/r_eqtpuEAJE 108 min.  

Starring Bruno Ganz (Downfall, Wings of Desire) as Sigmund Freud

Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler

A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.

Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer 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' arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?

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Jewish Film Festival of Western Connecticut 2019