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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 29 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Winfried Conradi alias Toni Erdmann
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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$157,807 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Official submission of Germany for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »

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Me and My Toothbrush (Nora En Pure Remix
Written and performed by Beat Hirt
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Smart comedy pays off after a 2-hour setup
27 August 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this film at a local French cinema theater. A lot of dialogue and story, very little plot and action without a conventional Hollywood-type structure sets you up for about 2.2 hours until the situational irony and humor pays off. The last few minutes I laughed in a way that I had not done since quite a while. An excellent way of developing the characters in the script and a great job from the director (who also wrote it) to achieve that connection en-scene.

This film, although it is long and a little slow for the casual viewer, will please the patient audience that does not settle for the Adam Sandler-type of comedy while still being able to entertain throughout the film.


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