New US Trailer for Germany's Academy Award Entry 'Toni Erdmann'

October 6, 2016
Source: Vanity Fair

Toni Erdmann Trailer

"Life is just passing by…" Sony Classics has debuted an official US trailer for the highly acclaimed film Toni Erdmann, a drama from Germany that is being submitted by the country as their official Academy Award entry this year. Directed by Maren Ade, the film stars Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller as father and daughter. Hüller doesn't get to see her father much now that she works as a consultant for companies around the world. However, he decides to invade her life again as the character "Toni Erdmann", following her to Bucharest on a business trip. The film is both sad and funny at the same time, but also poignant and unforgettable. Critics have been raving about it ever since it premiered in Cannes, and it certainly lives up to the acclaim. You'll laugh heartily throughout, especially at the end. Don't skip seeing this outstanding film.

Here's the official US trailer (+ a poster) for Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann, originally from Vanity Fair:

Toni Erdmann Poster

Toni Erdmann (Peter Simonischek) is Winfried, 65, a music teacher with a strong penchant for jokes, who lives with his old dog. His daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller) is a career woman who travels around the world in order to optimize companies. Father and daughter could therefore not be more different. He, the soulful, socially romantic '68. She, the rational management consultant who tries to raise her profile at a major outsourcing project in Romania to compete in a mans world. Toni Erdmann is both written and directed by German filmmaker Maren Ade, of the films Everyone Else and The Forest for the Trees previously. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and played at numerous fests the rest of the year. Sony Pictures Classics will open Toni Erdmann in select US theaters starting December 25th, Christmas Day, this year.

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