Watch The Trailer For Fantastic Fest Fave TONI ERDMANN

Dads are weird, man.

One of the most beloved films coming out of this year's Fantastic Fest, Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann is about the strained, strange relationship between a woman and her father. It's also, by almost all accounts, a total charmer. Just see if this trailer doesn't make you grin:

Here's the synopsis: 

Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn't help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What's worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy "Toni Erdmann": Winfried's smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' professional life, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn't hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.

At two hours and 42 minutes, you might be tempted to pass on a workplace comedy about an uneasy familial bond, but don't. Toni Erdmann is a movie people will be talking about for years to come. Don't miss it when it hits US screens on Christmas. 

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