Trouble at Timpetill

Saturday, August 22 - Sunday, August 23, 2009

NYICFF presents the US Premiere of TROUBLE AT TIMPETILL, a Roald Dahl-flavored spin on The Lord of the Flies set in a lavishly designed fantasy world reminiscent of the films of Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The children of the rustic village of Timpetill are unmanageable: they play pranks, destroy shops, get into fights, and are generally dismissive of adult authority… until one morning, the kids wake up to discover that their parents have abandoned the town and left them to run things on their own. After a brief binge of freedom, in which the anarchic youth trash the school and overdose on candy, toys, makeup, and motorcycles, the food runs out and the chaos takes on a more sinister tone, with the kids splitting into rival factions to battle for control the town’s scarce resources.

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2008
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Director Nicolas Bary

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