GERM 1171 University of Connecticut Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade Film Analysis

Question Description

I’m trying to learn for my Film class and I’m stuck. Can you help?


VIEWING QUESTIONS (your observations are not to be submitted; these questions help you focus and may inspire your contributions to the discussion and then your written film analysis):

  • Family relations / generational challenges?
  • Business culture?
  • Why is the character of the father wearing costumesdisguising himself, playacting?
  • Meaning of the contrast between wearing masks/playacting versus stripping naked?
  • Development of the character of Ines (daughter)?
  • Meaning of Ines singing Whitney Houston’s song “Greatest Love of All” (1985)? Which lines are particular relevant for our movie?
  • Final scene: Ines takes her father’s fake teeth and a hat. Meaning?
  • Purpose of the movie’s open end?
  • Comedy?

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