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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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Winfried
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Henneberg
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Gerald
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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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Natalja (as Viktoria Malektorovych)
Ingrid Burkhard ...
Annegret
Jürg Löw ...
Gerhard
Ruth Reinecke ...
Renate
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Iliescu
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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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Release Date:

25 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Min pappa Toni Erdmann  »

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Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,972 (USA) (23 December 2016)

Gross:

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

Maren Ade does not view her film as a comedy because she told her producer she was making it "sad" and "super-serious". The actors had the same feeling as well. 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: You have to do this or that, but meanwhile life is just passing by
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Destination Piano
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Disappointed
30 December 2016 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie due to its high mark (especially by the meta-score)and in the last seconds I asked myself: so what ? Like we never saw solitude, loneliness movies ever...The acting is OK, but the subject is stretched over limits, and at a certain time I stopped to watch and went for a cigarette ! My understanding about this movie is about two societies with their characteristics (the German and the Roumanian) both mixed in a capitalistic globalization, I won't say without mercy but without care for real people. Perhaps the last or one of the last sentences of the father was that we work all time to accomplish some targets (typically German !) and don't pay attention to details along our life and then is too late....As a Romanian born young person, the atmosphere of Bucarest is very well depicted as well people surrounding the personages. But one shouldn't wonder, as these days the Romanian cinema is among the highest in its achievements, for example Mungiu's recent film "Bacalaureat" (aka Graduation)stands much above the present one. Sorry folks, but I wasn't left with a great impression.


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