FICTION

Toni Erdmann

Maren Ade
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.
Technical Data
Running time: 162
Format: Digital Video
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Language spoken: German, Austrian
Production year: 2016
Credits
Director(s): Maren Ade
Writer(s): Maren Ade
Cinematographer(s): Patrick Orth
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
Production company
coop99 filmproduktion
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1090 Vienna
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With
Komplizen Film, Missing Link, SWR, WDR, Arte
International Sales
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