Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

German comedy-drama about a father trying to reconnect with his adult daughter. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2016.

"Practical joker Winfried disguises himself as flashy 'Toni Erdmann' to get busy Ines's attention and change her corporate lifestyle. The father-daughter challenge reaches absurd proportions until Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life… " (Cannes)

2016Rating: R16, Sex scenes, nudity, drug use & offensive language162 minsGermany, AustriaGerman with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Like all great humanist filmmaking, Toni Erdmann keeps an eye out for life at the edges, even when the lives in focus consume a whole lot of energy.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A sly evocation of the absurdities and banalities of modern life. Just brilliant.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A thrilling act of defiance against the toxicity of doing what is expected, on film, at work and out in the world.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Ade upends the cliche with her extravagantly strange, farcical situations - interestingly flavoured by embarrassment and resentment.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Blimey, it's a hard watch if you don't find wigs and silly costumes remotely amusing.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Will polarise audiences - it refuses to be labelled a comedy or drama, instead presenting true and nuanced performances which deliver a timeless message about what's important.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Ade has an unusual gift for planting more than one idea in each frame; I don't think there's a single one of the movie's 162 minutes that can be reduced to a single emotional beat or narrative function.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A slow-burning thing of beauty, ultimately as moving as it is implausibly funny.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A weird, thoughtful, affecting treat.

5.0
0

Parent-child conflict is a universal theme that can be spun into an infinite variety of narrative fabrics and colours. For mothers, it is often treated as an angst-ridden melodrama while for fathers it is usually a comedy. Each relationship mix has its own tropes and conventions but the German-Austrian film Toni Erdman (2016) is far from being a genre film....

3.0
0

German Writer/Director, Maren Ade, has fashioned the unlikeliest of comic treats. A father, desperate to reconnect with his adult daughter, dons a mad wig and crazy dentures, in a half-cocked plan to invade her life. Don’t let the slow pace of the first act fool you, because the initially meandering pace lays the narrative groundwork, earning audience...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Like all great humanist filmmaking, Toni Erdmann keeps an eye out for life at the edges, even when the lives in focus consume a whole lot of energy.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A sly evocation of the absurdities and banalities of modern life. Just brilliant.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A thrilling act of defiance against the toxicity of doing what is expected, on film, at work and out in the world.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Ade upends the cliche with her extravagantly strange, farcical situations - interestingly flavoured by embarrassment and resentment.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Blimey, it's a hard watch if you don't find wigs and silly costumes remotely amusing.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Will polarise audiences - it refuses to be labelled a comedy or drama, instead presenting true and nuanced performances which deliver a timeless message about what's important.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Ade has an unusual gift for planting more than one idea in each frame; I don't think there's a single one of the movie's 162 minutes that can be reduced to a single emotional beat or narrative function.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A slow-burning thing of beauty, ultimately as moving as it is implausibly funny.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A weird, thoughtful, affecting treat.

5.0
0

Parent-child conflict is a universal theme that can be spun into an infinite variety of narrative fabrics and colours. For mothers, it is often treated as an angst-ridden melodrama while for fathers it is usually a comedy. Each relationship mix has its own tropes and conventions but the German-Austrian film Toni Erdman (2016) is far from being a genre...

3.0
0

German Writer/Director, Maren Ade, has fashioned the unlikeliest of comic treats. A father, desperate to reconnect with his adult daughter, dons a mad wig and crazy dentures, in a half-cocked plan to invade her life. Don’t let the slow pace of the first act fool you, because the initially meandering pace lays the narrative groundwork, earning audience...

5.0
0