Silent Night (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, War  |  14 December 2002 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Elisabeth Vincken
Matthew Harbour ...
Young Fritz Vincken
Pvt. Jimmy Rassi
Sgt. Ralph Blank
Martin Neufeld ...
Lt. Hans Klosterman
Sgt. Marcus Mueller
Capt. Dietrich
Michael Elkin ...
Pvt. Herbie Ridgin
Old Fritz Vincken (voice)
Cassian Bopp ...
Pvt. Peter Heinrich
Harald Winter ...
Herr Vincken
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Vie Nystrom ...


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 <>

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


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14 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht  »

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A moving, redemptive story about finding peace in the midst of war.
23 December 2002 | by (Cedarville, Illinois) – See all my reviews

This film was excellent. "Silent Night" starring Linda Hamilton has to be one of the best Christmas movies I've seen in some time, especially as it really gets across the meaning of the season. The story is centered around two small groups of American and German troops during World War II who are forced to take shelter over the night in a German woman's (Hamilton) home Christmas Eve. The soldiers' mutual hostility is evident, but agree to a temporary truce until morning. The inner conflicts some of the characters portrayed - both the German and American sides - were vivid and moving. The ending is satisfying as well, and leaves enough room for a sequel if someone has an idea for having the parties meet again post-war. I can't praise the film highly enough, and kudos to the entire cast. Well done!

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