SPHE Press Release: Toni Erdmann (Blu-ray)

Ronald Epstein

Jul 3, 1997
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Ronald Epstein


“Sensational … A work of great beauty, great feeling and great cinema.”
-- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“If a single movie were enough to silence reports of the death of cinema, it would be this one.”
-- A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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

Academy Award® Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film

Winner of 5 European Film Awards, Including Best Picture!
Debuting on Blu-ray
, DVD & Digital April 11

Bonus Features Include Filmmaker Commentary

& AFI Fest Q&A

CULVER CITY, Calif. (February 22, 2017)TONI ERDMANN, a nominee for the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film and the winner of 5 European Film Awards, including Best Picture, arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital on April 11from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A critical and audience favorite, TONI ERDMANN is directed by Maren Ade (Everyone Else) and features strong performances by Peter Simonischek (October November) and Sandra Hüller (Requiem) as a somewhat eccentric father and daughter trying to rebuild their estranged relationship. TONI ERDMANN won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was named “Best Film of the Year” from a host of international publications including Sight and Sound, Cahiers du Cinéma and Film Comment. TONI ERDMANN was an official selection at the 2016 Toronto International, Telluride and New York Film Festivals.

Special features on TONI ERDMANN include an AFI Fest Q&A with actors Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller and Ingrid Bisu and producer Janine Jackowski as well as a commentary track with Simonischek, Hüller and Jackowski.


Winfried rarely sees Ines since she left for a high-powered corporate job. So when he drops by to visit, the two quickly find themselves at odds as his quirky antics clash with her slick lifestyle. Determined to be part of her world, Winfried reappears as alter ego “Toni Erdmann,” an outrageous life coach who turns his daughter’s career plans upside-down. In the course of all the madness, the two discover that maybe they have more in common than they imagined.

TONI ERDMANN is written and directed by Maren Ade. Produced by Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski and Michael Merkt. The film stars Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller.

Special Features:

· Commentary with actors Peter Simonischek and Sandra Hüller and producer Janine Jackowski

· AFI Fest Q&A with actors Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller and Ingrid Bisu and producer Janine Jackowski

TONI ERDMANN has a running time of 162 minutes. It is rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use.. The film is in German, English and Romanian with English subtitles.

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Second Unit
Jun 18, 2012
East Coast, USA
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Apparently, this has now been turned into a BD-R disc. I guess Sony doesn't want my money.

It's really a shame, as I was very much looking forward to buying the disc. I also think it's particularly awful to announce a title as a pressed Blu-ray, then decide only days before release that you won't bother to make it properly, and release a BD-R.
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