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Silent Night (2002)

Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and ... See full summary »

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Rodney Gibbons

Writer:

Roger Aylward
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Cast

Credited cast:
Linda Hamilton ... Elisabeth Vincken
Matthew Harbour ... Young Fritz Vincken
Romano Orzari ... Pvt. Jimmy Rassi
Alain Goulem ... Sgt. Ralph Blank
Martin Neufeld Martin Neufeld ... Lt. Hans Klosterman
Mark Antony Krupa ... Sgt. Marcus Mueller
James McGowan ... Capt. Dietrich
Michael Elkin Michael Elkin ... Pvt. Herbie Ridgin
Michael Sinelnikoff ... Old Fritz Vincken (voice)
Cassian Bopp Cassian Bopp ... Pvt. Peter Heinrich
Harald Winter Harald Winter ... Herr Vincken
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vie Nystrom Vie Nystrom ... Hostess
Gianpaolo Venuta ... Chris
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Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the soldiers to put aside their differences for one evening and share a Christmas dinner. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

Germany, 1944, Christmas Eve. Sometimes The Darkest Moments Giver Birth To The Brightest Miracles.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on a true story narrated by one of the participants, Fritz Winken, a 12 year old German child, who later in life lived in Honolulu and met with another of the protagonists, Sgt. Ralph Blank , who also survived the war, as did Pvt, James Rassi. Unfortunately the fate of the rest of the people who are portrayed in the film is left unexplained by the narrative and is probably unknown. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: I had a whole life planned until you guys invaded Poland.
Klosterman: Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Totally different Christmas movie
24 December 2003 | by shearercSee all my reviews

Undoubtedly one of the best Christmas movie ever. The plot is simple, yet was so effective in bringing out the best in every cast member. Viewers can be forgiven for having a temporary sense of disbelief as they watch Linda Hamilton portray a bold character who forces the soldiers into submitting to a truce (no mean feat for any unarmed woman). However i believe the bulk of the credit should be given to the supporting cast, these guys convincingly added emotional weight to the movie. Also as a previous reviewer pointed out, lighting and staging were very fitting and impressive for a tiny production like this and man, would they look good on the DVD.

Forget this movie if you're hungry for some action - watch it instead to find out how human commonness and compassion triumph over hostility and bitterness in the midst of insanity. Highly recommended. 9.5/10


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