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Silent Night (2002)

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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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.


Biography | Drama | War

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14 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht  »

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Totally different Christmas movie
24 December 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See 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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