Toni Erdmann

Germany, Austria | 2016 | 162’ | DCP | Color | German, English | Group: D


Director: Maren Ade


Winner of FIPRESCI Grand Prix, scored the highest ever rating in the SCREEN Jury Grid’s history at the Cannes Film Festival. 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. What’s 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 flashy “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. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.

Dec 10 (Sat)8:30pmMacao Cultural Centre
DirectorMaren Ade
ProducersJanine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach,
Maren Ade, Michel Merkt
CastPeter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn,
Thomas Loibl, Trystan Pütter, Hadewych Minis,
Lucy Russell, Ingrid Bisu, Vlad Ivanov, Victoria Cociaș
ScriptwriterMaren Ade
CinematographerPatrick Orth
EditorHeike Parplies
Art DirectorSilke Fischer
SoundPatrick Veigel, Bernhard Maisch
MusicMichael Mühlhaus
ProductionKomplizen Film
World SalesThe Match Factory

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