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14 December 2002 (USA) See more »
Germany, 1944, Christmas Eve. Sometimes The Darkest Moments Giver Birth To The Brightest Miracles.
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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  (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

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
Serge Martineau .... making-of sound mixer
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
Aspect Ratio:
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Jimmy:I had a whole life planned until you guys invaded Poland.
Klosterman:Sorry for the inconvenience.
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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
True-life story expanded, 5 December 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Die-hard "Unsolved Mysteries" fans will remember the wonderful story told by a man named Fritz about a Christmas eve in the German woods when he and his mother were visited by American soldiers seeking to get out of the cold. It was a lovely story if you just stopped there, but German soldiers soon arrived and wanted to get out of the cold as well! The mother insisted that everyone lay down their weapons and have a Christmas dinner, and they did so. One of the soldiers was wounded, and the soldiers on the other side helped him. They all spent the night with no incident, realizing that on whatever side you were on, you were still a human being.

Well, if this didn't have all the makings of a movie, what does? The story, of course, has been vastly expanded to include some conflict and some insight into the personalities involved. In real life, there wasn't intense communication since there were language barriers.

This is a Christmas story that embodies the true meaning of the season in every sense of the word, all the more poignant because it's true. The performances are all wonderful. In real life, Fritz, who emigrated to America and became a baker, was looking to connect with the GIs he had met. The show found one of the old soldiers in a nursing home, and as he and Fritz reminisced, it was obvious that to both of them, the incident happened yesterday.

This movie is highly recommended. It's about a remarkable woman who understood the term "peace on earth."

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