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Silent Night (2002)

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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Rodney Gibbons

Writer:

Roger Aylward
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Cast

Credited cast:
Linda Hamilton ... Elisabeth Vincken
Matthew Harbour ... Young Fritz Vincken
Romano Orzari ... Pvt. Jimmy Rassi
Alain Goulem ... Sgt. Ralph Blank
Martin Neufeld Martin Neufeld ... Lt. Hans Klosterman
Mark Antony Krupa ... Sgt. Marcus Mueller
James McGowan ... Capt. Dietrich
Michael Elkin Michael Elkin ... Pvt. Herbie Ridgin
Michael Sinelnikoff ... Old Fritz Vincken (voice)
Cassian Bopp Cassian Bopp ... Pvt. Peter Heinrich
Harald Winter Harald Winter ... Herr Vincken
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vie Nystrom Vie Nystrom ... Hostess
Gianpaolo Venuta ... Chris
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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 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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Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Jimmy: I had a whole life planned until you guys invaded Poland.
Klosterman: Sorry for the inconvenience.
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A True Diamond in the Rough
29 December 2006 | by Razalia_QueenSee all my reviews

While movies made solely for television generally have a stereotype for being mediocre, this outstanding movie breaks records easily. It covers a true story, of a boy during WWII with his not so traditional mother. It tells the story of how soldiers of both sides come to share a Christmas with them.

One of my favorite aspects of this film was that it did not have the excess violence, gore, profanity, etc. It seemed to me that it was just an honest, down-to-earth type. It is not made up of thousands of dollars worth of special effects or an hour and a half of cars being blown up. The characters are not overly evil, good, or perfect. They acted as if they were the actual people that the events had happened to. Wonderful acting, I think.

The storyline is filled with twists and turns, heart-breaking moments and even a little humor. It is a perfect film for any family, especially during the holidays. I am sure if someone got real nitpicky there are a few errors, but to me, everything is pretty darn close to being perfect. I sincerely recommend it to someone looking for a truly good film.

**I suggest that you google "Fritz Vincken" after watching the movie. There are numerous interviews with him about the real events and his life after the war ended. I find them very inspiring.


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