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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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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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This movie grows on you
7 September 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I think most love a true story and this one to me is one of the best. I loved this movie the first time I saw it but each time since, I fall in love with it a bit more. Set in a time in our history where death and war (World War II) were on every mind, this sweet story shows how love and friendship can happen even between strangers who are bitter enemies forming a friendship that can and actually does wind up lasting a lifetime. It opens as a battle rages on showing the horrors of war while a mother and her son try to find a safe haven in the family cabin. Little did they know on that special Christmas Eve so long ago that something was going to happen that would change their lives forever. Enemies met in that small space and an understanding grudgingly developed between people even surprising them at the end and bonding them for life. Hopefully all will make a point of going back in time and experiencing this amazing true story. You won't be disappointed.

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