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Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)

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Jean Claude Lother

Synopsis

When war breaks out in the lull of summer 1914, it surprises and pulls millions of men in its wake.

Christmas arrives, with its snow and multitude of family and army presents. But the surprise won't come from inside the generous parcels which lie in the French, Scottish and German trenches.

That night, a momentous event will turn the destinies of four characters: an Anglican priest, a French lieutenant, an exceptional tenor and the one he loves, a wonderful soprano and singing partner. During this Christmas Eve, the unthinkable will happen: rifles will be left at the bottom of the trenches as the soldiers go to see those opposite, shake their hands, exchange a cigarette and a piece of chocolate, and wish them 'Merry Christmas'.

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Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
116 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Christian Carion
Producer
Philippe Boeffard, Bertrand Faivre, Kate Ogborn, Soledad Gatti-Pascual, Patrick Quinet, Andrei Boncea, Benjamin Herrmann, Christopher Borgmann
Co-Producer
Philippe Boeffard, Bertrand Faivre, Kate Ogborn, Soledad Gatti-Pascual, Patrick Quinet, Andrei Boncea, Benjamin Herrmann, Christopher Borgmann
Editor
Andrea Sedlackova
Screenwriter
Christian Carion
Director of Photography
Walther van den Ende
Sound
Pierre Mertens, Thomas Desjonqueres
Music
Philippe Rombi
Principal Cast
Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann, Nikolaus Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon, Daniel Bruhl

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