Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film

Comedy / Drama / Germany /

Run Time: 2 hr 42min

Rated:  R (for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use)

Director: Maren Ade

Showtimes at The Bay Theatre :

Sunday March 12 – 2:00 & 6:00*
Monday March 13 – 6:00
Tuesday March 14 – 6:00

*Please note: Sunday showtime which is usually 5:00 will be changed to 6:00 for this film due to its length.

Toni Erdmann

Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. 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. What’s worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany.

Enter flashy “Toni Erdmann”: Winfried’s smooth-talking 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, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.


“Funny, tender, outrageous – this unpredictable movie belongs in a category all its own.”  – NEWSDAY

Despite a nearly three-hour running time that feels at times like a miniseries, Ade’s script is that unique conundrum: an art house comedy with a deft pace and finely tuned emotional intelligence. –  Toronto Star

“Sensational.  A work of great beauty, great feeling, and great cinema.” – New York Times

“Wildly Imaginative!” – New York Post

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