Toni Erdmann
First screened in February 2017
Director: Maren Ade. Cast: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Thomas Loibl, Trystan Pütter, Michael Wittenborn, Ingrid Bisu, Hadewych Minis, Lucy Russell, Victoria Cocias, Alexandru Papadopol, Victoria Malektorovych, Vlad Ivanov. Screenplay: Maren Ade.

Twitter Capsule: Starts as The Devil Wears Dada. Ends as white collar Melancholia. I admire the specificity of its aims. Did I like it?

Second Capsule: Told my German friend and Toni Erdmann viewing buddy about remake news. His response: "Not the only German idea America insists on copying."

VOR:   I've never seen a movie quite like it. Has anyone? Utterly unique approach to father-daughter relations, to work life, to contemporary Europe...

Photo © 2016 Sony Pictures Classics/Komplizen Film/
Coop99 Filmproduktion/KNM/MonkeyBoy

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
National Society of Film Critics: Best Foreign Language Film
European Film Awards: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress (Hüller); Best Actor (Simonischek); Best Screenplay

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