The odds on favorite to win Best Foreign Language Film, "Toni Erdmann is a tender, quirky German comedy, that is often hilarious portrait of an unusual father-daughter relationship. The theme explores the conflict between a parent and their adult kid; the conflict between work and family; the alienating, dehumanizing nature of the modern workplace; the role of women in corporate culture. It is zany and hilarious at moments but poignant and moving as well. A unique film, not to be missed. 162 minutes. In German with English subtitles.
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