I caught this film by accident on TV and was too tired at the time to reach for the remote to change channel as the French opening credits rolled.
How fortunate I was - at the end of the credits, I was treated to one of the most moving and heartfelt performances I have seen for a long time.
The cast was great and the bitter-sweet experiences of war mixed with humour was excellent.
The film was made all the better by the fact that each "side" (French, German and Scottish) was filmed speaking French, German and English respectively, subtitled where appropriate.
I cried (yes really) when Sprink walked from the German trenches into No Man's Land singing Adeste Fideles to the sound of bagpipes!
And as for the cat...
Anyway, if you haven't seen this - buy it now!!! Thoroughly unknown to me before I saw it, and now it will come out and be popped into my DVD player every Christmas, just like "A Wonderful Life".