The Tobacconist (Der trafikant)

2018

The Tobacconist (Der trafikant)

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

86%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 7

88%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 11
User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The Tobacconist (Der trafikant) Photos

Movie Info

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 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?

Cast

Critic Reviews for The Tobacconist (Der trafikant)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1)

  • The film expertly captures the tensions in the Austrian capital on the eve of Hitler's takeover, and it also manages to be a vibrant coming-of-age story and an intriguing portrayal of Sigmund Freud, expertly portrayed by Bruno Ganz.

    January 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The personal lives side by side with the political in a coming-of-age tale taking place in Vienna during the Nazi occupation.

    June 30, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Freud, Fascism and smokers guide to surviving history. And though audiences are psychologically deprived (what would Freud say!) with its options, moments as Freud wearily crashing on his own therapy couch out of historical exasperation, are indelible.

    June 20, 2020 | Full Review…
  • What ends up being more interesting than the period of the film is the romance between the young man and the young cabaret artist. [Full Review in Spanish]

    June 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The Tobacconist is full of formal and narrative setbacks.

    June 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [Director Nikolaus] Leytner understands that you don't need scenes of abuse by the Gestapo to capture the terrifying calm that preceded the storm. [Full review in Spanish]

    June 3, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Tobacconist (Der trafikant)

The Tobacconist (Der trafikant) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides