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Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann
  • 2017
  • Germany, Austria
  • 162 min
  • Directed by: Maren Ade
  • Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn
  • Language: German, English
  • UK release: 3 February 2016

When Winfried (Simonischek) visits his adult daughter Ines (Hüller) in Romania, he thinks that she takes life too seriously, and decides to play pranks on her. Superlative third feature from German writer-director Ade, ranging from flamboyantly lunatic comedy to a wonderfully natural, textured portrait of the parent-child relationship. Inimitable and unforgettable.

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Toni Erdmann

10 Oct 20165 stars

LFF 2016: Maren Ade is at the helm of a hilarious and heartfelt comedy

'Are you really a human?' Winfried Conradi (Peter Simonischek) asks his daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller) in a rare moment of exasperation. This superlative comedy from German writer-director Maren Ade has proved a festival favourite across the globe…

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