Film review: TONI ERDMANN, from ‘Built For Speed’

German writer/ director Maren Ade’s long and very quirky tragi-comedy Toni Erdmann carefully negotiates the line between pathos and farce for one of the more unusual but affecting films so far this year. The title character (Peter Simonischek) is a hulking dishevelled man in his 60’s whose life appears to revolve around playing weird Andy Kaufman-style practical jokes on people.

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