Winfried doesn’t see much of his daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit; an awkward move because career woman Ines is working on an important corporate project in Bucharest. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter, and they soon reach an impasse, with Winfried agreeing to return home to Germany. Enter Toni Erdmann- Winfried’s smooth-talking alter-ego. Disguised with a weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ 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, and slowly, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.