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Joyeux Noel (2005)

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4 out of 10 Uplifting anti-war movie
Ciaran from Dublin, 23 Apr 2007
The idea that, on a Christmas eve in the trenches in France, the French, German and British (Scots here) army all ceased hostilities and met up in no-mans land for a cup of tea, a glass of wine and to exchange photos is somewhat magical. That something of the sort happened is on the historical record, this movie makes a story of the idea and makes it very watchable indeed. Essential viewing for any history or war buff.
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3.5 out of 10 A christmas tale with a difference
Mark from Dublin, 21 May 2007
Set during the first Christmas of the first world war it is a good movie very entertaining with a true story line thrown in for good measure
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When war breaks out in the lull of summer 1914, it surprises and pulls millions of men in its wake. And Christmas arrives, with its snow and multitude of family and army bundles. But the surprise won't come from the 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; A Scottish priest, a French lieutenant, an exceptional German tenor and the one he loves and sings with,...

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