The Legend of Timm Thaler
22nd German Film Festival | 11.11.2018
Timm Thaler oder Das verkaufte Lachen
Runtime 102 min
Director Andreas Dresen
Producer Oliver Berben
Screenwriter Alexander Adolph
Director of Photography Michael Hammon
Cast Arved Friese, Justus Von Dohányi, Axel Prahl
Timm Thaler is poor, but he laughs a lot, and often. His laughter is so charming and contagious that the diabolical Baron Lefuet wants, at all costs, to have the laughter for himself. And so the world’s richest man makes the boy a dubious offer: if Timm agrees to sell him his laugh, he’ll win every bet he ever makes in the future. After hesitating at first, Timm signs the contract. But though he can now seemingly fulfil his every wish, without his laughter, he is a different person.
Of all of Timm’s friends, only Ida and Kreschimir continue to stick with him. Together they hope to rescue Timm from the clutches of the baron and win back his inimitable laughter.
Directed by Andreas Dresen (Cloud 9), this film is based on a famous children’s book by the late German writer, James Krüss.
This film is presented in partnership with the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Due to technical failure of the projection system on 27 October, the new screening date for the film is Sunday, 11 November 2018, 7.30 pm.