German Cinema: Toni Erdmann

Ongoing until - Mar 13, 2017 | Montreal

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the 2017 Oscars

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2016


Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest, where she’s busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn’t help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried’s flashy alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ work circle, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried doesn’t hold back, and Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life.

Director: Maren Ade
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn
Year: 2016
Duration: 162 minutes
Rating: not yet rated

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Toni Erdmann

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