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Joyeux Noel (aka: Merry Christmas)

Featuring: Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann & Guillaume Canet

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Joyeux Noel

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I watched this film yesterday and it had the most profound affect on me over any film I have ever seen about the Great War. The story line was accurate and quite superb; the acting an the photography likewise. I was a child ing the late 1920*s and 1930*s and the film collects together the sheer waste of it all which I experienced , first hand, in the many men (and their families) who survived. It is close to being a masterpiece.

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  Brilliant

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I ask one question why hasn't this film won an oscar if it hasn't ???
I studied the first world war and this is the closest dramatical film to it ever. This film will make you weep, make you laugh and make you roar. I have never encountered such an emotional film in my life I cannot believe it has had such little press :O !!

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  A great film both on war and the true Christmas spirit

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Well, the title of my review says it all practically ... whatever critics say, this is a really remarkable and beautiful film!

It is really emotionally compelling throughout, especially when the Christmas truce begins. Viewers really feel the humanity of the characters and the meaning of Christmas, and true humanity, in general.

Near the end of the film, the poignant aspect of war is really well brought out, reminiscient of the sentiments expressed by Wilfred Owen in his poetry.

I personally don't care if the military aspect of the war is brought out (as some criticised) ... it's not the point. The suffering and relief is emotional, and so the film is emotional ... anyway, prepare for a real tear-jerker my friends, and Merry Christmas to all!

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  A masterpiece

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This is a very powerful, poignant and sincere film that will move you in so many ways. Great casting, a subtle blend of humour and anger sprinkled through the pervasive sadness of the movie, and when you hear 'Forever, I'm Dreaming of Home' start up, the shivers will course up your spine. A great tribute to the war's heroes on both sides. Buy this film!

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  Hell is war

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I completely agree with tricky dicky (the previous reviewer) when Sprink walked to the British lines singing O come all ye faithful it fair brought to a tear to my eye! please watch this movie as it is a cut above your standard war is hell movie..enjoy

  Superb interpretation

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I am moved to tears at every viewing. The use of original language, particularly in the opening sequence, is brilliant. This is one of the best anti-war films I have seen, and the portrayal of humanity vs "The War Aim" is beautifully handled. I have no religious leanings, but the representation of the partcipants' beliefs is compelling. Oscar material, but unlikely to get a nomination :o(

  Recommended Viewing

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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".