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.
The powerful true story behind the most popular christmas carol of all time
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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
I will not let you turn my church into a tavern.