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


  • TONI ERDMANN - R: Maren Ade - 2014

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.

Quelle: the-match-factory.com


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 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]


Accounting Dept.production accountant Andrea Göpfert
Accounting Dept.production accountantEva Trenka
Accounting Dept.production accountant Lies Schumandl
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyPatrick Orth
Camera Department2nd unit dop Peter Drittenpreis8 DT 2nd + B
Camera Departmentcamera operator Roman Schauerte2 DT Deutschlandteil
Camera Department1st assistant camera Anne LindemannB-Kamera, 2 DT Deutschlandteil
Camera Department1st assistant camera Johannes Neumann [1]A Kamera
Camera DepartmentDIT digital imaging technician Severin Schultze2xAlexa | OnSet Lab | 55 Drehtage
Camera DepartmentDIT digital imaging technician Valentin SteinerDT55, DT56

Production companies

 Komplizen Film GmbH [de]
Coop99 Filmproduktion GmbH [at]Koproduzent
HiFilm [ro]Koproduzent
 Missing Link Films GmbHKoproduktion
SWR Südwestrundfunk [de]Koproduktion
WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk [de]Koproduktion
Arte [de/fr]Senderbeteiligung

Distributing companies

NFP Marketing & Distribution [de]
 The Match Factory GmbH [de]Weltvertrieb


Department CompanyComment
CameraCameras and Utilities LabOnSetDIT Equipment komplett (Computer, Monitore, Storage, Shuttles, etc.)
CameraGrip Maier Bros. GmbH
In Front of the CameraActing DubdollsDialog Coaching (ENG) Samdra Hüller
In Front of the CameraCasting Casting Petra OhlerKomparsen und KD NRW
ProductionFinance/Law/Insurance adag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
ProductionProduction Services Cineblock Media GmbHAbsperrmaßnahmen Aachen
ProductionProduction Services Dinner for Tour - Ruth KüppersNRW
ProductionProduction Services plan-b-servicesdiv. Reinigungen
ProductionPublic Relation/Publicity Media Office
ProductionTransportation, Travel and Accomodation Upper Level Travel GmbH


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


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 14.07.2016