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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

A Feature film by Christian Carion

Produced by Nord-Ouest Films

Release in France : 09/11/2005

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Production and distribution (6)

Executive Producer :

Nord-Ouest Films

Foreign production companies :

Senator Filmverleih, The Bureau, Scope Pictures

French distribution :

Fox France

Co-productions :

Zazi Films , Artémis Productions, TF1 Films Production, Pictanovo

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This film is inspired by a true story that took place during WWI, on Christmas Eve 1914, at many places along the front lines.
When the war broke out during the summer of 1914, millions of men were taken by surprise and caught up in the ensuing maelstrom. And then Christmas arrived, with its snow and its stream of gifts from back home and from the army brass. But the surprise wasn’t to be found in the generous parcels that littered the trenches.
On this particular evening, a major event was to have a lasting effect on the destiny of four characters: a Scottish minister, a French lieutenant, a German tenor, and a Danish soprano. These stars of the era find themselves at the heart of an unprecedented fraternizing between soldiers from the German, French and British trenches. All will put down their guns and leave their trenches behind as they go to meet the enemy, shake his hand and exchange cigarettes or chocolates, and wish him Merry Christmas.



Merry Christmas


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Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Christophe Rossignon

Associate producers :

Daniel Marquet, Geneviève Lemal

Director of Photography :

Walther Vanden Ende

Production Manager :

Stéphane Riga

Editor :

Andréa Sedlackova

Music Composer :

Philippe Rombi

Assistant Director :

Pascal Salafa

Screenwriter :

Christian Carion

Sound recordists :

Pierre Mertens, Thomas Desjonquères, Dean Humphreys, Stéphane Reichart

Press Attachés (film) :

Dominique Segall, Astrid Gavard

Production Designer :

Jean-Michel Simonet

Costume designer :

Alison Forbes-Meyler

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Feature film

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Drama, Historical

Production language :

French, German, English

Coproducer countries :

France, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Romania

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Majority French (France, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Romania)

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Runtime :

1 h 55 min

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Posters (1)


News (12)

Festival Selections (18)

Academy Awards - 2006

Academy Awards (United States, 2006)


Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2006

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2006)

Selection (6)

Best Costume Design : Alison Forbes-Meyler

Best Production Design : Jean-Michel Simonet

Best Original Screenplay : Christian Carion

Best Original Music : Philippe Rombi

Best Supporting Actor : Dany Boon

Best Film

French Film Festival in China - 2006

French Film Festival in China (China, 2006)


French feature films selected (out of competition)

BAFTA - 2006

BAFTA (Great Britain, 2006)


Feature films

Cannes International Film Festival - 2005

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2005)


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