TONI ERDMANN

Maren Ade's (EVERYONE ELSE) outrageous oddball dramedy has wowed audiences the world over since its Cannes debut. Winfried (Peter Simonischek) is a newly retired teacher and free spirit who decides to pay a surprise visit to his daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller, in a gutsy performance) in Romania. The workaholic Ines does not welcome Winfried's sudden intrusion into her busy life. Undeterred, the fun-loving father crashes his daughter's work event in a flashy suit, false teeth and a wig, having adopted the alter-ego of Toni Erdmann, life coach. Ines, surprisingly, plays along. Escalating hijinks ensue, with Ines rediscovering her sense of play in life and work. Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® nominee. DIR/SCR/PROD Maren Ade; PROD Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Michel Merkt. Germany/Austria, 2016, 162 min. In German and Romanian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Maren Ade
162 Minutes
Comedy-drama
Monday, May 29, 2017