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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
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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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25 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Min pappa Toni Erdmann  »

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€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$676,216 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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Trivia

The naked party scene has been deemed nude scene of the year by Vulture. 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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Referenced in Film 2017: Episode #46.3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Wake Me Up! (Pang! Slowing Things Down Remix
Written by Tim Bergling, Egbert N. Dawkins III, Michael E. Einziger
Performed by Avicii
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get a little crazy to change the world (a bit)
30 July 2016 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Maybe I have read to many positive reviews about Toni Erdmann (btw. "Toni Erdmann" would be a wonderful brand name for fashion products like sun glasses). And my expectations went too high. Because, the movie does not fulfill the highest praise written by all of the professional reviewers. This is a low emotion movie. I guess, it depends mainly on the viewer, how involved he/she will get. Simonischek as father and Hüller as daughter play wonderful, giving the characters an authentic drive. Somehow Hüller's acting calls to mind the well tempered acting of Jodie Foster! In the movie the daughter is captured in the slippery profession of a top management consultant in East Europe. After the death of his old dog her father visits her for several weeks and tries to give her back some real life by making himself a fool to show all other are fools, too. His trick works out quite successful and shows surprisingly believable that individuals got much wider possibilities to act in real life to change the world, as they do in daily life by just following their little cushy habits instead. Just go for this movie. It is entertaining and it will give you some hints what is going wrong in/with your life. (and will go on wrong in future...).


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