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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
Victoria Malektorovych ...
Natalja (as Viktoria Malektorovych)
Ingrid Burkhard ...
Annegret
Jürg Löw ...
Gerhard
Ruth Reinecke ...
Renate
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Iliescu
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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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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 threw out two days of footage and re-shot it after she felt she wasn't getting what she needed. See more »

Goofs

When the father gives his daughter her birthday gift, there are some jars in the table which change position 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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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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Lovely and touching
25 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's just something really magical about this film. I had heard so much praise bestowed upon it but had never really read anything about its premise or plot. I found it to be a very lovely, touching, and brilliant drama, although it also functions as a comedy in more ways than one. I think the real gift of the film is that it's able to be so touching and charming without actually trying to be overly cute and sentimental. The screenplay does so many things and takes so many turns for us to keep on going on this ride with the lead characters. Peter Simonischek and especially Sandra Huller are really fantastic and give us here one of the best pairings of 2016. This is a film to cherish and adore and I really hope it finds an audience. I'm sure it will and I can't wait to see it again.


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