Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: March 3, 2006
Summary: 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 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 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. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Runtime: 116 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 on appeal for some war violence and a brief scene of sexuality/nudity.
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Romance, War, Music
Countries: Germany, UK, France, Romania, Belgium
Languages: English, German, French, Latin
Home Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
Director Credit
Christian Carion Director
Writer Credit
Christian Carion Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Benno Fürmann Nikolaus Sprink
Diane Kruger Anna Sörensen
Guillaume Canet Audebert
Cast Credit
Alex Ferns Gordon
Bernard Le Coq Le Général
Daniel Brühl Horstmayer
Dany Boon Ponchel
Frank Witter Jörg
Gary Lewis Palmer
Ian Richardson L'évêque
Lucas Belvaux Gueusselin
Natalie Dessay Anna Sörensen
Rolando Villazón Nikolaus Sprink
Steven Robertson Jonathan
Thomas Schmauser Le Kronprinz
Producer Credit
Alexandre Lippens Associate Producer
Andrei Boncea Co-Producer
Benjamin Herrmann Co-Producer
Bertrand Faivre Co-Producer
Christophe Rossignon Producer
Christopher Borgmann Co-Producer
Genevieve Lemal Associate Producer
Kate Ogborn Co-Producer
Marielle Duigou Assistant Producer
Patrick Quinet Co-Producer
Philippe Boeffard Associate Producer
Soledad Gatti-Pascual Co-Producer