The Legend of Timm Thaler or the Boy who sold his Laughter by Andreas Dresen

Genre:
Family Entertainment
Year:
Language:
German
Format:
102 minutes
Starring:
Arved Friese
Justus Von Dohányi (DOWNFALL)
Axel Prahl
Andreas Schmidt (THE COUNTERFEITERS)
Charly Hübner (THE LIVES OF OTHERS)
Nadja Uhl (THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX)
Fritzi Haberlandt
Directed by:
Andreas Dresen (CLOUD 9)
Produced by:
Constantin Film in co-production with ZDF, ARRI Media & B.A. Produktion, Trixter & Cinemendo and Rolize


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 it 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 fulfill his every wish, without his laugh, 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, through a clever trick, win back his his inimitable laugh.