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Toni Erdmann (2016)

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A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

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Henneberg
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Tim
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Anca
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Tatjana
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Steph
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Flavia
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Dascalu
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Storyline

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. Written by Official site

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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25 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Min pappa Toni Erdmann  »

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Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,972 (USA) (25 December 2016)

Gross:

$1,478,960 (USA) (12 May 2017)
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Trivia

Despite its length, the writer/director had considered making a shorter cut but decided deleting scenes would hurt the film's pacing. See more »

Goofs

On their way back from the small oilfield in Romania, the background motorway scenes differ between Ines and her father in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Winfried Conradi alias Toni Erdmann: Don't you dare steal my idea.
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Connections

Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) See more »

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Beach Party
Written by Henning Birkenhake and Gabriel Grote
Performed by Grote & Birkenhake
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False teeth and the thing about happiness
14 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Toni Erdmann starts slow and is in general a movie that takes its time. 162 minutes might suggest an overlong or very slow paced film, but in this 162 minutes we get a firework-like examination of a relationship between a father and a daughter. And yes, Toni Erdmann is a comedy. There are some moments that are so hilarious, that they gained applause mid film from the audience at my screening. But it is also a tragedy. A really complex one actually. There is so much loneliness in those characters, so much longing. Toni Erdmann is constantly entertaining, extremely well acted and emotionally compelling. A masterpiece of German cinema.


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