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      The Tobacconist

      Released Sep 20, 2019 1h 54m Drama List
      53% Tomatometer 32 Reviews 58% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A young man develops a friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Peter Rainer FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) The relationship between Franz and Freud is somewhat interesting, but not really fleshed out terribly. Jul 22, 2020 Full Review Claudia Puig FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) Here is a film that takes place during one of the most dramatic periods in history, but it's surprisingly dull and bland. Jul 22, 2020 Full Review David Ehrlich indieWire While "The Tobacconist" is always watchable, its inability to find meaning in a mess of uncooked symbolism prevents the movie from being worthy of Freud, and from doing justice to his parting words. Rated: C- Jul 11, 2020 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia A melodrama without pain or glory, as worn as the ashes of a cigarette. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 5/10 Apr 11, 2021 Full Review Norman Gidney Film Threat 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. Rated: 7/10 Nov 1, 2020 Full Review Gisela Savdie Letra Urbana The dreams are the most vivid part of the film, but unfortunately, they don't go deeper into them [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 19, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Between 2.5 and 3 stars, it would need some more punch to escape from the own conventions it follows since the beginning. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie, despite being technically good, offers no food for thought, nor at least a message to keep. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review william k Well-made, but somewhat stale historical drama based on a popular novel is watchable for its good cast, good settings and its suspenseful tale, but somewhat misses the light tone of the book. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A coming-of-age movie with charming characters, set in Austria. The threatening world quickly closes in and completely shakes the cast's lives up and down. The 30's aesthetics and mindsets make you feel transported to that time, with all its beauty and ugliness. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review brent m What should have been a touching and moving coming of age tale set against a turbulent time in history amidst figures who were giants in their own right struggles desperately to find its rhythm and tone. This story of a tobacconist's apprentice who befriends Sigmund Freud and seeks advice about young love at the time of Nazi Germany's occupation of Austria is a jumble of images and story threads mixed in with dream and fantasy sequences that never gel into a cohesive whole. The changes in mood, from light romantic fluff to serious historical drama, further confound this offering, never letting viewers know if this is something to be taken as an adolescent romp or gripping pathos. Sadly, in the end, director Nikolaus Leytner's latest feature, now available for online streaming, winds up being more confused than any of the patients on Freud's couch. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member El vendedor de tabaco [2019] Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A young man develops a friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
      Director
      Nikolaus Leytner
      Producer
      Ralf Zimmermann, Dieter Pochlatko, Jakob Pochlatko
      Screenwriter
      Klaus Richter, Nikolaus Leytner
      Distributor
      Menemsha Entertainment
      Production Co
      Epo-Film Produktionsgesellschaft, Glory Film
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      German
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 20, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 1, 2021
      Runtime
      1h 54m
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