Direction: Maren Ade
Length: 162 min.
Starring: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn
This achingly funny, utterly surprising, crowd pleaser, tells the touching father-daughter bonding story, which suits perfectly in modern times.
The father, Winfried Conradi alias Toni Erdmann, is a fun-loving, retired music teacher. The daughter, Ines, is a tough business woman, who has no time for jokes, actually no time at all besides work. So when Winfried decides to pay his daughter a surprise visit in Bucharest, while she is having the most important time of her career, the situation escalates.