Trouble At Timpeltill

France – 2008
Nicolas Bary

The many pranks and bad behaviour of their children have driven the parents in the small mountain village of Timpeltill to despair, so to teach them a lesson they depart en masse. The children wake up. Breakfast is not ready. Water and electricity are cut off, and the town is deserted. The parents are gone... The children's initial excitement is soon followed by disillusionment as they realize that now they must take the responsibility of governing the town. The news of a village without parents delights Oscar and his gang of bullies! But this isn't the case for the few foolhardy ones who instead decide to side with Manfred and Marianne to retake control of the village...

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