Merry Christmas

Frankreich Deutschland Großbritannien Belgien Rumänien 2004/2005 Spielfilm

Summary

The beginning of the First World War brings together the lives of three people in a highly dramatic way. In 1914, the German Star-Tenor of the Berlin Opera, Nikolaus Sprink, goes to the western front, leaving his big love and singing partner Anna Sörensen behind. At the same time, the Scottish vicar Palmer and the French lieutenant Audebert enter the war. All three are to witness and take part in an unique encounter with enemy troops during Christmas Eve. One which counterpoises the complete senselessness of the war. The film is based on a true event.

 

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Shoot

    • August 2004 - November 2004: Schottland, Rumänien, Frankreich, Berlin [Ab Ende August]
Duration:
3152 m, 115 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): 15.05.2005, Cannes, IFF - außer Konkurrenz;
Kinostart (FR): 09.11.2005;
Kinostart (DE): 24.11.2005

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Merry Christmas
  • Originaltitel (FR) Joyeux Noël

Versions

Original

Duration:
3152 m, 115 min
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Ton
Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): 15.05.2005, Cannes, IFF - außer Konkurrenz;
Kinostart (FR): 09.11.2005;
Kinostart (DE): 24.11.2005

Awards

Academy Awards 2006
  • Oscar-Nominierung, Bester fremdsprachiger Film
IFF Valladolid 2005
  • FIPRESCI-Preis