Film: "Toni Erdmann" (2016)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )

“Spectacular.  A knockout.  A generous, hysterically funny but deeply touching father-daughter story.”

-Steve Pond, The Wrap

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Introduced by 

Introduced by William Donahue, John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C. Professor of  the Humanities and Chair, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literature

About the Film

Winfried doesn’t see much of his daughter, Ines, as she pursues her straight-laced career as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. Disguised as his smooth-talking alter ego, “Toni Erdmann,” Winfried barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach.  In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.

Written and directed by Maren Ade/ 162 minutes / German and English / Rated R.

($4-7) at or 574-631-2800.  A limited number of FREE tickets are available at 211 Brownson Hall.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Film Series: Contemporary European Cinema in partnership with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.


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