Voted the best film of the year by Sight & Sound and one of the standout films at Cannes Toni Erdmann is a brilliantly original absurdist comedy that centres on a father assailing his uptight corporate daughter with crazy pranks. Winifried has a baffling penchant for wacky humour; frequently donning comedy wigs and false teeth. His daughter Ines, a sleek businesswoman, is less amused by such jokes, but when he decides she is unhappy and they must reconnect, he lets loose his arsenal of eccentric jokes under the guise of his new identity: Toni Erdmann. What follows almost defies description but this is a brilliantly executed comedic masterpiece, frequently touching, and totally original. Read the review of this film from regular contributor Ieuan Jones here. Dir. Maren Ade, Germany, 2016, 162 mins. Cast. Peter Simonischek, Sandra Huller, Michael Wittenborn.
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Toni Erdmann (15)
Plymouth Arts CinemaPlymouth Arts Cinema, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT01752 206114