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The year is 1914, and as World War I continues to rage across the European countryside, four individuals stuck on the front lines find themselves faced with the unthinkable in director Christian Carion's Academy Award-nominated account of the true-life wartime event that would offer hope for peace in mankind's darkest hour. When the war machines began rolling in the summer of 1914, the devastation that it waged upon German, British, and French troops was palpable. As the winter winds began to blow and the soldiers sat huddled in their trenches awaiting the generous Christmas care packages sent by the families, the sounds of warfare took a momentary backseat to the yearning for brotherhood among all of mankind. It is here that the fate of a French lieutenant, a Scottish priest, a German tenor, and a Danish soprano's lives were about to be changed forever. On Christmas Eve of that year, the lonely souls of the front lines abandoned their arms to reach out to their enemies on the battlefield and greet them with not anger or hostility, but with the simple, kindly gesture of a much needed cigarette or a treasured piece of chocolate, and to put their differences aside long enough to wish their brothers a sincere "Merry Christmas!" ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 3, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Christian Carion Best Foreign Film 2005 Nominee

Cast

Diane Kruger
as Anna Sorensen
Benno Fürmann
as Nikolaus Sprink
Guillaume Canet
as Audebert
Gary Lewis
as Palmer
Dany Boon
as Ponchel
Daniel Brühl
as Horstmayer
Alex Ferns
as Gordon
Steven Robertson
as Jonathan
Lucas Belvaux
as Gueusselin
Bernard Le Coq
as General
Ian Richardson
as Bishop
Frank Witter
as Jorg
Thomas Schmauser
as Le Konprinz
Joachim Bissemeyer
Robin Laing
as William
Suzanne Flon
as La Chatelaine
Michel Serrault
as Le Chatelain

Crew

Christian Carion
Director
Christian Carion
Screenwriter
Walther van den Ende
Cinematographer
Philippe Rombi
Composer (Music Score)
Natalie Dessay
Composer (Music Score)
Rolando Villazon
Composer (Music Score)
Jean-Michel Simonet
Production Designer
Bertrand Faivre
Co-producer
Patrick Quinet
Co-producer
Andrei Boncea
Co-producer
Sol Gatti-Pascual
Co-producer
Benjamin Herrmann
Co-producer
Kate Ogborn
Co-producer
Eve Machuel
Executive Producer
Alison Forbes-Meyler
Costume Designer
Dean Humphreys
Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Mertens
Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Desjonqueres
Sound/Sound Designer
Susie Figgis
Casting
Sabine Schroth
Casting
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