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PG-13| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
With the advent of World War I, Europe is thrown into a brutal and vicious chaos as men are forced to kill or be killed. While blood soaks the battlefield as Christmas approaches, the men in the trenches of the Western Front face a transformation, however fleeting, toward peace and goodwill. Against all odds, four unlikely individuals from opposing sides (Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis) bond during this bloodless respite to experience the hope and goodness in humanity.

Cast: Diane Kruger , Benno Fürmann , Guillaume Canet , Gary Lewis , Dany Boon , Daniel Brühl , Lucas Belvaux , Bernard Le Coq

Director: Christian Carion

Genres: War, Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) (2005)

Release Date: March 3rd, 2006|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It takes an extraordinary film on the order of Joyeux Noel to make it all suddenly vital, immediate and human. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Joyeux Noël is gritty and disturbing with its extended scenes of war and destruction. It also is emotional, even a touch sentimental. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Carion's cri de coeur is at once a historical chronicle, an ode to the European Community, and a not-so-veiled critique of a 21st-century war. show more

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