Joyeux Noël
Friday, December 14, 2018, 2:30PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00PM
Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium

 

Showings at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Released 2005 • Rated PG-13

1 hour 56 minutes • English

The year is 1914, and as World War I continues to rage across the European countryside, four individuals stuck on the front lines find themselves faced with the unthinkable in director Christian Carion’s Academy Award-nominated account of the true-life wartime event that would offer hope for peace in mankind’s darkest hour. When the war machines began rolling in the summer of 1914, the devastation it waged upon German, British, and French troops was palpable. As the winter winds began to blow and the soldiers sat huddled in their trenches awaiting the generous Christmas care packages sent by their families, the sounds of warfare took a momentary backseat to the yearning for brotherhood among all mankind. It is here that the fate of a French lieutenant, a Scottish priest, a German tenor, and a Danish soprano’s lives were about to be changed forever. On Christmas Eve of that year, the lonely souls of the front lines abandoned their weapons to reach out to their enemies on the battlefield and greet them with not anger or hostility, but with the simple, kindly gesture of a much-needed cigarette or a treasured piece of chocolate, and to put their differences aside long enough to wish their brothers a sincere “Merry Christmas!”

Film Info

 

Showings at 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Released 2005 • Rated PG-13

1 hour 56 minutes • English

The year is 1914, and as World War I continues to rage across the European countryside, four individuals stuck on the front lines find themselves faced with the unthinkable in director Christian Carion’s Academy Award-nominated account of the true-life wartime event that would offer hope for peace in mankind’s darkest hour. When the war machines began rolling in the summer of 1914, the devastation it waged upon German, British, and French troops was palpable. As the winter winds began to blow and the soldiers sat huddled in their trenches awaiting the generous Christmas care packages sent by their families, the sounds of warfare took a momentary backseat to the yearning for brotherhood among all mankind. It is here that the fate of a French lieutenant, a Scottish priest, a German tenor, and a Danish soprano’s lives were about to be changed forever. On Christmas Eve of that year, the lonely souls of the front lines abandoned their weapons to reach out to their enemies on the battlefield and greet them with not anger or hostility, but with the simple, kindly gesture of a much-needed cigarette or a treasured piece of chocolate, and to put their differences aside long enough to wish their brothers a sincere “Merry Christmas!”

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