Hull Independent Cinema & WOW Hull (Women of The World) presents: TONI ERDMANN
Maren Ade | 2016 | Germany / Austria / Romania | 15 | 162 mins | German / Romanian language
A highly original, utterly hilarious arthouse comedy. Without a warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humour and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes. Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest.
The geographical change doesn’t help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. Even worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany.
Enter ashy Toni Erdmann, Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become, and in all the madness, Ines slowly begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve a place in her life after all.
A highly original, utterly hilarious arthouse comedy that has been selected as Germany’s 2017 Oscar entry. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at Golden Globes and the Oscars, the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and seven European Film Awards, with ten prizes so far at Festivals from Brussels to Melbourne.
“If you’re looking for the best and most beguiling foreign-language film of the year, you’ll find it in Maren Ade’s German father-daughter story that will leave you laughing and choking back tears, often simultaneously.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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