Film screening Toni Erdmann

October 6, 2019 at 15:00 Hrs.

Thai Film Archive, Salaya

Germany, colour, 162 min., 2014-2016
Director: Maren Ade
Main Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl, Trystan Pütter, Hadewych Minis, Lucy Russell, Ingrid Bisu
Genre: Feature film

Despite all his activities, Winfried Conradi, a retired music teacher, suffers from loneliness. His daughter, who is pursuing a career abroad as a management consultant, is of particular discomfort to him. When Winfried's dog dies, he travels spontaneously to Bucharest to see Ines. Her father’s arrival, however, does little to please her: he immediately interferes in her life and work, embarrasses her with ridiculous disguises, and, if necessary, acts as a rude impostor. The moving aspect of this quirky father-daughter tragicomedy? Both parties’ behaviour remains transparent at all times. The reconciliatory aspect? The conflict brings the two together.