The film is based on the personal letters of Sigmund Freud, from his Jewish, through his childhood, and his family and work. The letters depict the family’s forced deportation from Austria and their experiences as exiles in London, where Freud passed away in 1939.
A film journey into Vienna’s interior, built architecture from the city’s past, the city’s secret hidden beneath its foundations. It is the space of the psyche mapped in Vienna. The film presents the Viennese interior against the backdrop of Austria’s troubled past.
17-year-old Franz forms a singular friendship with Sigmund Freud at a Viennese tobacco shop. When Franz falls desperately in love, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically deteriorate, the three are swept into the maelstrom of events.