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Der Trafikant
Feature Film, AT 2017, Farbe, 113 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2019

Director: Nikolaus Leytner
Script: Nikolaus Leytner, Klaus Richter
Cast: Simon Morzé, Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch, Emma Drogunova, Regina Fritsch
Camera: Hermann Dunzendorfer
Editor: Bettina Mazakarini
Location Sound: Max Vornehm
Music: Matthias Weber
Sounddesign: Mario Hubert
Production Design: Bertram Reiter
Costumes: Caterina Czepek
Producers: Jakob Pochlatko, Dieter Pochlatko,Ralf Zimmermann, Timm Oberwelland
Production: epo-film produktionsges.m.b.H.
Co-production: GloryFilm GmbH (DE) Tobis Film (DE)


Shortly before the annexation of Austria to the third Reich, Franz, a boy from the provinces, begins his apprenticeship in Otto Trsnjek’s tobacco shop in Vienna. There, he becomes friends with Sigmund Freud, with whom he henceforth discusses the sorrows of his love life. Der Trafikant, based on the eponymous bestseller by Robert Seethaler, speaks poignantly and disturbingly of first love and the hardships of becoming an adult during an era in which civil courage and sympathy are no longer seen as basic values.

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