Joyeux Noël

Showed at Images 2/12/2018

Starring: Benno Fürmann, Diane Kruger, Guillaume Canet

This movie is inspired by a true story, which occurred in the trenches of the World War I battlefield on Christmas Eve in 1914. When war breaks out in the 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 a surprise comes in the form of an Anglican priest, a French lieutenant, an German tenor and the one he loves, a soprano and singing partner. During this Christmas Eve, the unthinkable happens: soldiers come out of their trenches, leaving their rifles behind to shake hands with the enemy.

  • Director: Christian Carion
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, War

“With a cast of Scottish, German and French actors all speaking their own language, writer-director Christian Carion has fashioned a deeply moving and uplifting piece.”

– Hollywood Reporter