The powerful true story behind the most popular Christmas carol of all time. In 1818, when Joseph Mohr is assigned to be the new assistant priest in Oberndorf, a small Austrian town near ... See full summary »

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Christian Vuissa
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Credited cast:
Carsten Clemens ... Joseph Mohr
Markus von Lingen ... Franz Gruber
Janina Elkin ... Maria
Alexander E. Fennon Alexander E. Fennon ... Decker
Matthias Kupfer ... Sacristan Miller
Clemens Aap Lindenberg Clemens Aap Lindenberg ... Father Noestler
Manuel Mairhofer ... Anton
Florence Matousek Florence Matousek ... Klara
Vlasto Peyitch Vlasto Peyitch ... Doctor
Robert Spitz Robert Spitz ... Kessler
Anton Grünbeck Anton Grünbeck ... Schiffer
Walter Sachers Walter Sachers ... Innkeeper
Henry Vuissa Henry Vuissa ... Johannes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian Buse Christian Buse ... Hiernle
Laurie Vukich Laurie Vukich ... Mrs. Gruber
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The powerful true story behind the most popular Christmas carol of all time. In 1818, when Joseph Mohr is assigned to be the new assistant priest in Oberndorf, a small Austrian town near Salzburg, the young man is full of ideas and ideals. His passion to bring the church closer to the common people sets him on a collision course with his superior, Father Noestler. When Mohr organizes a church choir that includes outcasts from the local tavern and performs in German instead of Latin, Noestler threatens him with disciplinary action. The night before Christmas, Mohr has to decide if he will accept defeat and leave Oberndorf or embrace the true significance of the Holy Night. Written by Anonymous

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The powerful true story behind the most popular christmas carol of all time

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Biography | Drama | Music

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The film won in 2013 several awards at film festivals: at the Accolade Awards an Award of Excellence, at the Los Angeles Movie Awards Best Screenplay, Best Costume Design and an Award of Exellence in the category "Narrative Feature," from the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals the Gabriel Award in Entertainment, at the International Catholic Film Festival in Mirabile Dictu (Vatican City) a nomination for Best Film, at the Prestige Film Awards the Gold Award. See more »

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Maria: You said that church would be different.
Maria: That it would be in a language I could understand.
Maria: What happened?
Maria: Did God change his mind?
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Country:

USA | Austria

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Großgmain, Salzburg, Austria See more »

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Mirror Films See more »
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