The Tabacconist 2019

Although this is dated 2019, it was traveling the festival circuit.
Here‘s a film that has had its film festival run around the world throughout this year: THE TOBACCONIST a tender, heart breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna, based on the international best seller by Robert Seethaler.


The film comes from our favorite Beta Film!

Friends With Freud

Seventeen year-old Franz (Simon Morze) 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 (Emma Drogunova), 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?

German, Czech Language

Filming Locations

7 filming locations

  • Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Upper Austria, Austria
  • South Tyrol, Italy
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
The film is filled with both male and female delightful full nudity



David Copperfield

January 2020, with Dave Patel

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD starring  Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda DevSwinton, Ben Whishaw, Aneurin Barnard, and based on the famous novel by Charles Dickens. Out next January in UK, the story of this period set movie follows titular character David Copperfield in the 1840s as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, all the while on a journey full of life, color, and humanity. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

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