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Release Date:
14 December 2002 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Germany, 1944, Christmas Eve. Sometimes The Darkest Moments Giver Birth To The Brightest Miracles.
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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One poignant film...*May Contain Spoilers* See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Linda Hamilton ... Elisabeth Vincken
Matthew Harbour ... Young Fritz Vincken

Romano Orzari ... Pvt. Jimmy Rassi

Alain Goulem ... Sgt. Ralph Blank
Martin Neufeld ... Lt. Hans Klosterman

Mark Antony Krupa ... Sgt. Marcus Mueller

James McGowan ... Capt. Dietrich
Michael Elkin ... Pvt. Herbie Ridgin

Michael Sinelnikoff ... Old Fritz Vincken (voice)
Cassian Bopp ... Pvt. Peter Heinrich
Harald Winter ... Herr Vincken
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vie Nystrom ... Hostess

Gianpaolo Venuta ... Chris
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Directed by
Rodney Gibbons 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roger Aylward 

Produced by
Rory J. Aylward .... executive producer
Steven Hewitt .... executive producer
Irene Litinsky .... producer
Michael Prupas .... executive producer
Steven Jay Rubin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Gelfand 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Cayla 
 
Film Editing by
Vidal Béïque 
 
Casting by
Don Carroll 
Aldo Tirelli 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Baptiste Tard 
 
Art Direction by
Emmanuel Frechette 
 
Set Decoration by
Francine Danis 
 
Costume Design by
Luc J. Béland 
 
Makeup Department
Erik Gosselin .... special effects makeup coordinator
Tahira Herold .... assistant makeup artist
Tomoko Hidaka .... makeup artist
Melissa Purino .... key makeup artist
Martin Rivest .... key hair stylist
Hanna Yee .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Marc Cunningham .... assistant unit manager
Jean-Yves Dolbec .... production manager
Pierre Lapointe .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesabelle Boileau .... trainee assistant director
Buck Deachman .... first assistant director
Laurence Mercier .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mario Barriere .... scenic technician
Jean-Sébastien Bernard .... scenic technician
André Bédard .... scenic technician
Bertrand Charette .... art department runner
Jean Desroches .... scenic technician
Charles Dugas .... property master
Nadine Ferenczy .... assistant art director
Étienne Geoffrion .... carpenter
Suzanne Labrecque .... art department coordinator
Raynald Langelier .... set designer
Claude Leclair .... assistant set decorator
Eric Vasseur .... key painter
Tim Winchester .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Richard Betanzos .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Donald .... supervising dialogue editor
Louis Dutil .... sound trainee
Marc Furtado .... boom operator
Véronique Gabillaud .... sound mixer
David Gertsman .... sound effects editor
Michael Gurman .... supervising sound editor
Steven Gurman .... post sound consultant
Roger Guérin .... temp mix sound mixer
Christiane Hubert .... foley assistant
Paul Hubert .... foley artist
Eric Med Lagacé .... foley recordist
France Leduc .... dialogue editor
Francois Maurice .... sound editor
Stan Sakellaropoulos .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Marc Cormier .... special effects technician
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Thierry Craig .... special effects technician
Marifrance Guy .... special effects makeup technician
Pierre 'Bill' Rivard .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Rivard)
Steve Simard .... special effects technician
Martin Williams .... special effects technician
Stephane Boisvert .... special effects technician: snow (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Auclair .... key grip
Philippe Bossé .... set photographer
Yves Drapeau .... first assistant camera
Luc Dupont .... electrician
Alain Jolicoeur .... generator operator
Martin Le Pitre .... best boy grip (as Martin Lepitre)
Luc Lorrain .... electrician
Yannick MacDonald .... set photographer
Simon Madore .... grip
David Reinhard .... second camera assistant: "b" camera
Christopher Reusing .... best boy
Dominique Ricard .... camera operator: "a" camera
Alain Rousseau .... clapper loader
Marc-André Thibeault .... grip
François Warot .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Mike Migliara .... casting assistant
Bruno Rosato .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacinthe Demers .... wardrobe coordinator
Chantale Di Filippo .... dresser
Christine Gribbin .... key dresser
Françoise Lecours .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Cindy Langelier .... on-line assistant editor
Marc Lussier .... color timer
Evan Tussman .... director of post-production
 
Music Department
Franz Gruber .... composer: song "Stille Nacht"
 
Transportation Department
Bertrand Calmeau .... driver
Jose Uria .... transportation coordinator (as José Uria)
 
Other crew
Stephanie Aubin .... accounting assistant
Rory J. Aylward .... creative consultant
Ariane Benmergui .... production secretary
Brunelle-Amélie Bourque .... script trainee
J. Todd Breasseale .... project officer: department of defense (as Maj. J. Todd Breasseale)
Patrick Brissette .... production assistant
Suzanne De Carufel .... location manager
Harvey Drouelle .... production assistant
Linda Fournier .... assistant craft service
Nancy Gauthier .... production assistant
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier
Christian Labrie .... weapons coordinator
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor
Vincent Lafrance .... production assistant
Lise Lalonde .... assistant to producer
Mélanie Lavoie .... production coordinator
Gaétan Mercier .... craft service
Brenda Nixon .... first assistant accountant
Vie Nystrom .... stand-in: Linda Hamilton
René Paiement .... stand-in
Betty Palik .... unit publicist
Lili Partheniou .... production accountant
Samantha Porteous .... assistant to producer
Paulo Quintans .... production assistant
Elizabeth Radshaw .... assistant to producer
Martin Roy .... production assistant
Steven Jay Rubin .... creative consultant (as Steve Rubin)
 

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USA:100 min
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Quotes:
Klosterman:What will you do when we take away your pineapple pudding?
Jimmy:Ask for banana.
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27 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
One poignant film...*May Contain Spoilers*, 10 December 2004
Author: Andy (murgaine@yahoo.com) from Tampa, Florida USA

I saw this story originally I believe on "Unsolved Mysteries" a few years ago and I thought to myself "this story would make a great movie," and wondered how long it would take for someone to realize what a movie of this caliber could do for people. I see that it didn't take as long for that realization, as I thought it would.

In one of the most heartfelt performances in her life, Linda Hamilton, as Frau Elisabeth Vincken, a woman living alone with her young son who has her own demons to deal with and her own dislike of the war that has torn her country and family apart, has managed to pull off what few other women could have with the strength and believability that she did.

World War II...Christmas Eve...all the makings for a dreary night in the trenches with not much to celebrate one would think.

Not so for this movie and the heartstrings definitely get a good pulling in this film.

The animosity between the German and American soldiers when they first meet is evident and Martin Neufeld puts in one heck of a performance as Lt. Hans Klosterman, a bitter, loyal to the death, and unbending German officer. The hatred, the anger that he feels toward the American soldiers, especially Sgt. Ralph Blank, played with hard realism by Alain Goulem; who seems to butt heads from the get go with the battle hardened Lt., who have come seeking shelter for the evening in the home of Frau Vincken is palpable and makes for a very believable situation. More than once I felt myself torn between hating Neufeld's character and having hope for his heart to soften.

As has already been said, this story was based on a real life occurrence. Sometimes fact can be more beautiful than fiction and this movie is ironclad proof.

If any film needed levity and laugh now and then, it was this movie, and that call was quickly and with an outstanding performance, answered by Private Jimmy Rassi, played with expert talent by Romano Orzari. This actor really put his heart into his performance and the result was a character that was not only heartwarming but completely and utterly believable.

If you want a movie that can convey the message of what Christmas is REALLY about, then you must see this film. It will make you think, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry...it will give you hope that our future, if we could simply put aside our differences could be a lot brighter than what people could ever dream...

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