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(2016)

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Toni Erdmann (2016) was one of the the best-reviewed and most popular films at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival, but it didn't receive any awards by the 'Official Competition' jury. Major critics like Justin Chang, Manohla Dargis, Kenneth Turan, Peter Bradshaw and Guy Lodge wrote that the decisions of the jury were "baffling". There was nearly a consensus, that "Toni Erdmann" would have been a deserving Palme d'Or winner and that a rare opportunity to give the top award to a female filmmaker was missed at Cannes.
Winfried Conradi is loosely based on Maren Ade's father who actually likes to put in fake teeth to joke with people.
120 hours of footage were shot during 56 shooting days.
Director Maren Ade spent over a year editing the film. During the process she gave birth to her second child.
Official submission of Germany for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017.
According to writer/director Maren Ade one inspiration for Winfried's special brand of irritating humor was late comedian Andy Kaufman.
After a limited release on only 98 screens in Germany, Toni Erdmann (2016) entered the box-office charts in the 5th position. It had the weekend's best per-screen average and the best per-screen average for a German film in 2016.
The naked party scene has been deemed nude scene of the year by Vulture.
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Maren Ade would typically do between 20 to 30 takes of each shot. If it was a scene that required multiple coverage of each actor the number of takes would double to between 40 to 60 so that each actor would get the coverage they needed.
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Has been sold by international agent The Match Factory to over 100 territories.
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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.
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Maren Ade threw out two days of footage and re-shot it after she felt she wasn't getting what she needed.
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Despite its length, the writer/director had considered making a shorter cut but decided deleting scenes would hurt the film's pacing.
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