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THE LEGEND OF TIMM THALER OR THE BOY WHO SOLD HIS LAUGHTER

by Andreas Dresen

synopsis

The devil tricks a little boy off his laughter in exchange for assured wins in all his bets. It depicts his journey after the deal with the devil, how he loses his soul bit by bit with each win.

international title: The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter
original title: Timm Thaler oder das verkaufte Lachen
working title: Timm Thaler
country: Germany
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Andreas Dresen
film run: 102'
release date: DE 2/02/2017
screenplay: Alexander Adolph
cast: Arved Friese, Justus von Dohnányi, Axel Prahl, Charly Hübner, Jule Hermann, Steffi Kühnert, Nadja Uhl, Bjarne Mädel, Andreas Schmidt, Milan Peschel, Fritzi Haberlandt, Harald Schmidt
cinematography by: Michael Hammon
film editing: Jörg Hauschild
costumes designer: Sabine Greunig
music: Johannes Repka
producer: Oliver Berben, Constanze Guttmann, Caroline von Senden, Irene Wellershoff
co-producer: Irene Wellershoff, Josef Reidinger, Tilo Seiffert, Christian Sommer, Roland Zelles
production: Constantin Film AG, Rolize, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
backing: Deutscher Filmförderfonds, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
distributor: Constantin Film