by Maren Ade
by Maren Ade
A dedicated career woman (Sandra Hüller) gets a surprise visit from her exasperating father (Peter Simonischek), an aimless retired music teacher with an inexhaustible fondness for practical jokes.
Academy Award Nominee:
Best Foreign Language Film
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.
Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl, Vlad Ivanov, Trystan Pütter
2 hours, 42 minutes
December 25, 2016
Sony Pictures Classics
German with English Subtitles
Closed Captioning Available
Descriptive Audio Devices Available
Assisted Listening Devices Available
Feb 17 through Mar 2
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