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Joyeux Noel

This Oscar-nominated film tells the true story of troops whose lives were changed on Christmas Eve of 1914 as they put down their weapons and celebrated Christmas together. On the battlefields of Northern France a Danish soprano (Diane Kruger) manages to visit her German lover (Benno Furmann) in the trenches. On the Allied side, Scottish troops begin playing their bagpipes and soon the universality of music brings about a miraculous, if temporary, ceasefire that would be the stuff of melodrama if it hadn't really happened.

Year: 2005
Genre: War and Anti-War Films, French Cinema, German Cinema, True Stories, Paul's Favourites, Christmas, Carmen's Favourites
Country: UK, France, Germany, Romania
Director: Christian Carion
Starring: Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann, Guillaume Canet, Daniel Bruhl, Gary Lewis
Duration: 115 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and sex scenes.
Subtitles: Yes
7.8/10
Location in store: War

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