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Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy "Toni Erdmann": Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.
|Language spoken:||German, Austrian|
|Key cast:||Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl, Trystan Pütter, Ingrid Burkhard|
|Producers:||Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Bruno Wagner, Antonin Svoboda|
|Premiere:||Cannes 2016 (Competition)|
|Awards (selection):||FIPRESCI Competition Prize (Cannes), FIPRESCI Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year, Five major distinctions at EFA 2016|
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WithKomplizen Film, Missing Link, SWR, WDR, Arte
«The great thing is that he doesn't give up.»
Winfried Conradi misses his daughter, a successful businesswoman, so he pays an impromptu visit to her in Bucharest. In TONI ERDMANN German filmmaker Maren Ade creates a splendidly subversive romp; Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller provide memorable performances in the leading roles – both honored with the European Film Award 2016. A conversation with Peter Simonischek.
A Montréal FNC palmarès with a strong Austrian touch
The 45th Montréal Festival Nouveau Cinéma awards German-Austrian co-production TONI ERDMANN with a Louve d’or and the best performance prize to Peter Simonischek. The Special Mention went to Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel’s MISTER UNIVERSO.
TONI ERDMANN takes five major distinctions at EFA 2016
German-Austrian co-production TONI ERDMANN (co-produced by coop99 filmproduktion) tops its outstanding festival run with five major distinctions: European Film 2016, European Director and European Screenwriter Maren Ade, European Actress Sandra Hüller and European Actor Peter Simonischek.
TONI ERDMANN in the race for Foreign Language Award
Maren Ade’s TONI ERDMANN on a roll: After sweeping the five major distinctions at the European Film Awards, the German-Austrian co-production was announced to be on the Oscar shortlist for the Foreign Language Award together with eight more candidates.