Feature Film | 2014-2016 | Drama, Tragicomedy | Austria, Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting12/06/2014
End of shooting27/09/2014
LocationsAachen (Germany), Bucharest (Romania)

Trailers/Videos

Brief synopsis

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.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Sandra HüllerInes [L]
Peter SimonischekWinfried Conradi/Toni Erdmann [L]
Radu BanzaruBogdan [SR]
Ingrid BisuAnca [SR]
Ingrid BurkhardAnnegret [SR]
Victoria CociasFlavia [SR]
Klara Höfels
Irma [SR]
Vlad IvanovIlliescu [SR]
John KeoghMr. Myers [SR]
Thomas LoiblGerald [SR]
Sava LolovMr. Vermillard [SR]
Hans LöwOliver [SR]
Jürg LöwGerhard [SR]
Victorija MalektorovychNatalja Henneberg [SR]
Hadewych MinisTatjana [SR]
Lennart MohoLukas [SR]
Alexandru PapadopolDascalu [SR]
Trystan PütterTim Marburger [SR]
Ruth ReineckeRenate [SR]
Lucy RussellSteph [SR]
Michael WittenbornHenneberg [SR]
Anna Maria BergoldTabea [BP]
Ralf GrubeAmt Schulleiter [BP]
Tadeusz JanuszewskiBenjamin [BP]
Ursula RennekeLehrerin [BP]
Hartmut StankeWalter [BP]
Ingo WimmerModerator Schulveranstaltung [BP]
Rita WinkelmannBeerdigungsgast [BP]
Niels BormannKurierfahrer
Cezara DafinescuDorina
Julischka EichelBabette
Irene RindjeBärbel
Nicolas WackerbarthCoach Leopold

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantEva Trenka
Production accountantLies Schumandl
Production accountantAndrea Göpfert
Vfx supervisorManfred Büttner
Digital film compositorSebastian MietznerARRI Mitte
Title designerToby Cornish
Dailies coloristSeverin Schultze
Director of photographyPatrick Orth
2nd unit dopPeter Drittenpreis8 DT 2nd + B
Camera operatorRoman Schauerte2 DT Deutschlandteil
1st assistant cameraAnne LindemannB-Kamera, 2 DT Deutschlandteil
1st assistant cameraJohannes Neumann [1]A Kamera
DIT digital imaging technicianSeverin Schultze2xAlexa | OnSet Lab | 55 Drehtage
DIT digital imaging technicianValentin SteinerDT55, DT56
Video assist/playback operatorMalte Schwind
Casting directorNatalia Drozd
Casting directorNina Haun
Casting directorAmanda Tabak
Casting directorViorica Capdefier
Casting assistantAlrun Seifert
Casting assistantSilvia Stark
Costume designerGitti FuchsWettbewerb Cannes 2016
Assistant costume designerSvenja Gassen
WardrobeInga Cuypers
Additional wardrobeNicole EbbenAachen
Additional wardrobeAda Oehrlein
DirectorMaren Ade
1st AD (local system)Christian Hoyer1st AD
2nd AD crowd (local system)Henning MarquaßZusatz NRW - 2 DT
2nd AD crowd (local system)Annika Pinske/ dramaturgische Beratung
2nd AD crowd (local system)Janis MazuchNRW
Script supervisorAnnette Drees
EditorHeike ParpliesGerman Film Award 2017 Best Editing, Film+ Best Editing Feature Film
Assistant editorLaura Lauzemis
Key/dolly gripMaike Maier
Grip assistantPaolo SanzaniTeam Aachen
GafferStephan Rother
Best boyKyriakos Thoufexis
Best boyDan Lita
Lighting technician / electricianChristian Goergesdeutschland
Lighting technician / electricianMarkus Wichmann
Additional electricianRoman Breitwieser
Lighting assistantManuel DietscheDeutschland
Makeup artist / hair stylistMonika Münnich
Additional make up artistEva Mittmann
Additional make up artistLisa Meier
Additional make up artistDolores Sanchez
Additional make up artistAstrid WeberNRW
ArrangerMichael Mühlhaus
Music consultantMartin Hossbach
ProducerMaren Ade
ProducerJanine Jackowski
ProducerJonas Dornbach
Co-producerAntonin Svoboda
Co-producerBruno Wagner
Delegate producerAda Solomon
Assistant to producerIoana Cristina Tarchila
Production designerSilke Fischer
Assistant production designerMarie-Luise Balzer
Art directorMalina Ionescu
Set decoratorKatja SchlömerDeutschland
Assistant set decoratorKatia KandzioraDeutschland
Prop masterMugur Sabo
Standby propsAnja HeinickeNominierung für Oscar 2016
Location scoutJochen Dehn
Location scoutJanis MazuchNRW
Location scoutVolko Kamensky
Property driverAlexander Schwarz [1]
Line producerBen von Dobeneck
Production managerOle Nicolaisen
Production coordinatorKatrin Ewerlin
Production coordinatorIlinca Belciu
Production coordinatorZsuzsanna Kiràly
Production coordinatorClaudia JubehAachen
Assistant production managerLeonie Schäfer
Assistant production managerMariam ShatberashviliVorbereitung
Assistant production managerDaria Wichmann1 Monat
Unit managerLaura Einmahl
Location managerDavid HilsLocation Manager Germany
Location managerMirela Tugui
Set manager/ floor managerOliver Odenthal1 DT Vertretung
Set manager/ floor managerSven Rosenkranz+ Motivaufnahmeleitung Deutschland
Set manager/ floor managerKai HülsmannLetzte Woche
Assistant set/floor managerCatalin Varga/ Key Set PA
Assistant set/floor managerOliver OdenthalDeutschland
Assistant set/floor managerManuel Schildknecht2 Tage Ersatz
Set runnerSebastian Depping
Set runnerDaria WichmannDreh in Deutschland
Production driverSilvio Heß
PA internDaria Wichmann3 Monate Vorproduktion
ScreenwriterMaren Ade
Subtitle translationMireille OnonDE -> FR
Production sound mixerPatrick Veigel
Boom operatorOliver GöbelADR
Boom operatorFrank GorgasDreh Aachen
Boom operatorHans Jörg Bramm
Second boom operatorAndrei Sibisan
Sound re-recording mixerBernhard Maisch
Sound designerErik Mischijew
Sound designerMatz Müller
Dialogue editorFabian Schmidt
Foley artistMartin Langenbach
Commissioning editorGeorg SteinertArte
Commissioning editorUlrich HerrmannSWR
Commissioning editorAndrea HankeWDR
Subtitle editorMatthew Way
Social media managerAnya Rutsche

Production companies

CompanyComment
Komplizen Film GmbH [de]
Coop99 Filmproduktion GmbH [at]coproduction
HiFilm [ro]coproduction
Missing Link Films GmbHcoproduction
SWR Südwestrundfunkcoproduction
WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk [de]coproduction
Arte [de/fr]participation

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
NFP Marketing & Distribution [de]Germany (theatrical)
The Match Factory GmbH [de]International Sales

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesLabOnSetDIT Equipment komplett (Computer, Monitore, Storage, Shuttles, etc.)
GripMaier Bros. GmbH
ActingDubdollsDialog Coaching (ENG) Samdra Hüller
CastingCasting Petra OhlerKomparsen und KD NRW
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Production ServicesCineblock Media GmbHAbsperrmaßnahmen Aachen
Production ServicesDinner for Tour - Ruth KüppersCatering in NRW
Production Servicesplan-b-servicesdiv. Reinigungen
Public Relation/PublicityMedia Office
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbH
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Gitti Fuchs
CostumesWellenstein zeitgenössische Kostüme GmbHKB: Gitti Fuchs
Makeup and HairMaskenatelier Babelsberg [de]Perückenverleih
Film Processing/TransfersARRI Media GmbH
Sound (Postproduction)Out of Silence
Sound (Postproduction)Tremens Tonstudio Wien [at]
Subtitles / Audio descriptionWay Film GmbH – Translation & Production

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Maren Ade2016BambiFilm NationalNominated
Maren Ade2016Cannes Film Festival [fr]WettbewerbNominated
Maren Ade2016European Film AwardsEuropean ScreenwriterWinner
Maren Ade2016European Film AwardsEuropean FilmWinner
Maren Ade2016European Film AwardsEuropean DirectorWinner
Maren Ade2016European University Film Award (EUFA)Nominated
Maren Ade2016Gilde FilmpreisNationalWinner
Maren Ade2016Filmfest MünchenNeues Deutsches KinoNominated
Maren Ade2016Filmpreis NRWBester SpielfilmWinner
Komplizen Film GmbH [de]2016Cannes Film Festival [fr]WettbewerbNominated

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatFrancearteWednesday, 29/07/2020, 8.55 PM
RepeatGermanyarteWednesday, 29/07/2020, 8.15 PM
RepeatFranceOCS [fr]Monday, 22/04/2019, 7.55 AMOCS City
RepeatFrancearteMonday, 12/11/2018, 8.55 PMpremière diffusion en clair
First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Saturday, 17/06/2017, 8.50 PMCanal + Cinéma

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 17/08/2016
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 14/07/2016