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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #9. Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

Director: Maren Ade
Writers: Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade
Producers: coop99’s Bruno Wagner and HiFilm Productions’ Ada Solomon
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek

After her amazing 2009 sophomore film, Everyone Else, we’ve been waiting excitedly for a new project from German director Maren Ade (who is married to director Ulrich Kohler), and from its vague description it promises to be in the same heady vein of fraught familial relationships centered on a hard-to-like female protagonist. While details about the project, as well its evolving development, haven’t been widely broadcasted, and no cast has been yet announced, Ade’s previous two films prove that her output is bound to be noteworthy.

Gist: Without warning a father goes to see his daughter who works abroad. He believes that she has lost her sense of humor and provokes her with a rampage of jokes.

Release Date: From what we can tell, Ade looks to be in pre-production, at least until recently. We’re thinking if it films soon, this should be ready in time for the fall festival circuit (or she may hold off and premiere at Berlin in 2015.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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