Almost 80 years after the death of the founder of psychoanalysis, Robert Finster is taking on the role of the young Sigmund Freud – not a Freud who is spending his time on the couch with theory and analysis, but one who is on a restless, heated and wild hunt for a murderer.
Our young Sigmund Freud is lurching from one professional crisis to the next. The world is simply not ready for his theories – until a murderous conspiracy begins brewing in the dark alleys of turn-of-the-century Vienna, pulling him into the most hidden corners of human consciousness. At Finster’s side are Ella Rumpf as the infamous medium Fleur Salomé, and Georg Friedrich as war veteran Alfred Kiss.
The extravagant Vienna of the 1890s, famous for its decadence and the dark underbelly of its high society, is the backdrop for mysterious murders and political intrigues in the eight 45-minute episodes of the new Austro-German production. The series is directed by award-winning filmmaker Marvin Kren, who also wrote the scripts together with Stefan Brunner and Benjamin Hessler.
Freud is co-produced by Satel Film and Bavaria Fiction for ORF and Netflix, with the support of Vienna Film Fund and Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union. ZDF Enterprises handles international sales.