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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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Tim
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Tatjana
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Natalja (as Viktoria Malektorovych)
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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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€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

120 hours of footage were shot during 56 shooting days. See more »

Goofs

The lady, who helps Ines painting an Easter egg, puts on a single latex glove twice. 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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The Bell
Written by Phil Speiser
Performed by Dirty Disco Youth
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exhausting
8 September 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It had problems with pace. It was slow. It has as a central character a sullen, forlorn, unlikable and very unsympathetic young woman. The male lead, the woman's father performed largely comic relief. None of the characters seemed to properly developed as to why they were on a particular path.

Some of the minor characters were even on the good side but some vital plot points were not expressed in a manner that leads the audience to identify with the characters journeys.

I think that it might have had many editing problems and pieces of plot left on the cutting room floor.


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