The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter
THE LEGEND OF TIMM THALER OR THE BOY WHO SOLD HIS LAUGHER
(Andreas Dresen, Germany, live action, 2017, 102 min, in German with English subtitles)
West Coast premiere!
Co-presented with SAGA (Seattle Area German American School)!
Timm Thaler is poor, but he laughs a lot, and often. His laughter is so charming and contagious that a diabolical Baron 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. Only Timm's friends can save him now. Based on a the young adult fiction by James Krüss.
Content advisory: Scenes of slight danger and supernatural powers by Timms nemesis.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122