Watch Trailer for Offbeat German Father Daughter Comedy “Toni Erdmann”

The plot of a father enacting an alter-ego in order to spend some more time with his daughter sounds like something Arrested Development would do. Yet, German comedy Toni Erdmann from director writer/director Maren Ade follows that premise in a much more grounded, but seemingly still funny way.

You can see that for yourself in the trailer for Toni Erdmann, then look for it in theaters here in the States around Christmas time thanks to Sony Pictures Classics.