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Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen

AKA: The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter

Country: Germany

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy



Timm Thaler (Arved Friese), a young boy living with his poor father in a German city in the 1920s, has an infectious and disarming laugh - that is, until a mysterious baron persuades him to sell it...


  • Based partly on the 1962 novel of the same name by German poet and writer James Krüss (1926-1997), and partly on the 1979 television series "Timm Thaler" (itself based on the James Krüss novel). The actor who played Timm in the 1979 series, Thomas Ohrner, is given a cameo in this film as a hotel concierge.
  • Winner of the BIFAN Children's Jury Award at the 2017 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and winner of the Audience Award for 'Best Film for Children and Youth' at the 2017 Minsk International Film Festival

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  • Arved Friese
    (Timm Thaler)
  • Justus von Dohnányi
    (Baron Lefuet)
  • Axel Prahl
  • Andreas Schmidt
  • Jule Hermann
    (Ida Bebber)
  • Charly Hübner
  • Bjarne Mädel
    (Timm's Father)
  • Thomas Ohrner [ALUMNUS]
    (Hotel concierge)

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