Toni Erdmann

Directed by Maren Ade

Winfried (Simonischek) is a divorced retiree who delights in persistent pranks and impersonations that alienate everyone in his German suburb. He is also estranged from his daughter, Ines (Sandra Hüller), a high-ranking management consultant who is as controlled and rigid as her father is impish. Alert to the nuances of social interaction, Ines is a master of the corporate world. When her father pays her a surprise visit, the result is excruciating.

The third feature film by German director Maren Ade is a captivating and moving tale of embarrassment and redemption. Faultlessly performed and funny as hell, it is worthy of each and every accolade heaped upon it.

English and German

Partial English

162 minutes

Country of origin:
Austria, Germany and Romania

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