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thumbnail Toni Erdmann (2016 Germany)

Comedy, Drama, Event, Genre , trackback

Director: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn
Starring: Maren Ade
Genre: Comedy, drama
Duration: 162 mins
Rated R

There’s something delightfully strange about Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, a German comedy with hidden depths. It could be seen as an existential fable, or an account of a very public breakdown, but really it’s about a father’s quest to regain his daughter’s love. Winfried Conradi is a divorced music teacher, an old-age hippie of sorts with a passion for bizarre pranks involving several fake personas. Over the bereavement of his dog, he decides to reconnect with his daughter Ines, who is pursuing a career in business consulting and is currently posted in Bucharest, Romania, where she works on an outsourcing project in the oil industry.

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