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Info: TONI ERDMANN

TONI ERDMANN (R)
2 hrs, 42 mins
RELEASE:
12/25/2016
CAST:
Michael Wittenborn, Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Thomas Loibl, Thrystan Pütter, Hadewych Minis, Lucy Russell, Ingrid Bisu
DIRECTOR:
Maren Ade

TICKETS / Washington D.C. / Bethesda Row Cinema

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Workaholic corporate executive Ines (Sandra Hüller) does not, in the eyes of her fun-loving father Winfried (Peter Simonischek), enjoy life enough. At loose ends after the death of his old dog, Winfried decides to surprise her with an unannounced visit, which could hardly be worse-timed as he catches up with her in Bucharest at a crucial stage in important and delicate corporate negotiations. 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, and disapproves of her high-powered lifestyle. Just when Ines thinks she has sent him back to Germany, she encounters flashy Toni Erdmann: Winfried’s outrageous 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, resulting in some hysterically funny contretemps. He’s impossible to ignore, and Ines begins to see her eccentric father in a new light. Written and directed by Maren Ade, this widely acclaimed film is an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Awarded Best Foreign Film by the New York Film Critics Circle. (Fully subtitled, except for some brief lines spoken in English)

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