Merry Christmas


This movie takes a look at a remarkable event which occured during World War I. On Christmas Eve 1914, soldiers from opposing Allied and German sides, who had been bombarding each other day and night from trenches barely 100 metres apart, called an informal truce, and had a bit of a joint Christmas meal. They even played a game of soccer and got to know each other a little. The next day, it was back to business as usual. In English, French and German, with English subtitles.

113 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence).
Drama, War.

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This looks like a nice place for a bit of soccer...
This looks like a nice place for a bit of soccer...

Credits

Cast
Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Dany Boon, Gary Lewis, Daniel Brühl. Alex Ferns, Steven Robertson
Director
Christian Carion
ScreenplayChristian Carion
MusicPhilippe Rombi
CinematographyWalther van den Ende
EditingAndrea Sedlácková
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2005
Produced byA consortium of European companies

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreWar / drama
LanguageInfrequently, mild
NudityNone
SexInfrequently implied
ViolenceFrequently strong
PrejudiceSlight racial prejudice in context of war
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMature accompaniment required for children under 13 with a warning for violence. The theme is about war, yet there is a lesson that there could be peace and love across enemy lines.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
BBC
Matthew Leyland
10
Box Office
Wade Major
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
2411 Netizens
15

Average .. 65%

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