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Davidson Film Club to Show the International Film, “Toni Erdmann.”

by | Oct 18, 2017 | Davidson Film Club

The Davidson Film Club is hosting a screening of the multiple award-winning international film, “Toni Erdmann.” The screening will be on Saturday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street in Davidson.

Walk-ins are welcome, and the cost is $9 for adults and $7 for students. Free wine or bottled water and snacks will be available.

A discussion of the film will be presented Dr. Maggie McCarthy, a specialist on German film and Coordinator of the Film and Media Studies program at Davidson College.

The movie was directed by Maren Ade and is in German, with English subtitles. It premiered in 2016, with a running time of 2 hours and 42 minutes.

The movie tells the story of Winfried who doesn’t see much of his working daughter, Ines. The now student-less music teacher decides to surprise her by visiting her in Romania. It’s an awkward situation because Ines, an intensely serious career woman, is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks, but what’s worse are his little jabs at her lifestyle. Father and daughter soon reach an impasse, but then Toni Erdmann, Winfried’s flashy, smooth-talking, but very weird alter ego arrives—and Ines just has to deal with the consequences.

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