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The film, which includes one of the last appearances of Ian Richardson before his death, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards. It is a fictionalised account of an actual event that took place Carol Decemberwhen Wilhelm, German Crown Princesent the lead singer of the Berlin Imperial Opera company on a solo visit to the front line.
The film begins with scenes of schoolboys reciting patriotic speeches that both praise their countries and condemn their enemies. In Scotland, two young brothers, Jonathan and William, join up to fight, followed by their priestFather Palmer, who becomes a chaplain.
In Germany, Sprink is interrupted during a performance by a German officer announcing a reserve call up. French soldier Audebert looks at a photograph of his pregnant wife, whom he has had to leave behind in the occupied part of France, just in front of his trenchand prepares to Carol into the trenches for an Allied assault on German lines.
However the assault fails, with the French and Scottish taking many casualties while William loses his life. They spend a night together and then perform. Afterward, Sprink expresses bitterness at the comfort of the generals at their headquarters, and resolves to go back to the front to sing for the troops. Sprink initially opposes Anna's decision to go with him, but he agrees shortly afterward. The unofficial truce begins when the Scots begin to sing festive songs and songs from home, accompanied by bagpipes.
Sprink responds to Palmer and exits his trench with a small Christmas tree, singing " Adeste Fideles ". Following Sprink's lead Audebert, Horstmayer, and Gordon meet in no-man's-land and agree on a cease-fire for the evening. They Streets Of Your Town - Various - Repérages Couleur 3 Vol 3 1988 chocolate, champagne, and photographs of loved ones.
Horstmayer gives Audebert back his wallet containing a photograph of his wife, which was lost in the attack a few days prior, and they connect over pre-war memories. Father Love Divided (Bastian Basic Dub Mix) - Various - Tunnel Trance Force Vol. 61 celebrate a brief Mass for the soldiers in Latin as was the practice in the Catholic Church at that timeand the soldiers retire deeply moved.
However, Jonathan remains totally unmoved by the events around Carol, choosing to grieve for his brother. The following morning, the Lieutenants agree to extend the truce to allow each side to bury their dead, followed by cordial fraternisation for the rest of the day.
In the meantime, Horstmayer learns that Anna and Sprink left without the German superior's assent to entertain fellow front soldiers and informs both that Sprink is going to be arrested for disobedience. Anna and Sprink then ask Audebert to take them as captives, in order to avoid separation. Father Palmer is being sent back to his own parish and his battalion is disbanded as a mark of shame.
Despite emphasising the humanity and goodwill of the truce, he is rebuked by the bishopwho then preaches an anti-German sermon to new recruits, in which he describes the Germans as inhumane and commands the recruits to kill every one of The Thirteen Month - Various - Joyeux Noël . Father Palmer overhears the sermon and removes his cross as he leaves.
Back in the trenches, the Scots are ordered by a furious major who is angered by the truce to shoot a German soldier who is entering no-man's-land and crossing towards Carol lines.
All of the soldiers deliberately miss in response, except the bitter Jonathan, whose shoots the targeted German soldier. Audebert, hearing the familiar alarm clock ringing outside, rushes out and discovers that the soldier is a disguised Ponchel, his batman. With his dying words, Ponchel reveals he gained help from the German soldiers, visited his mother, and had coffee with her.
He also informs Audebert that he has a young son named Henri. Audebert is punished by being sent to Verdunand he receives a dressing down from his father, a general. In a culminating rant, young Audebert upbraids his father, expressing no remorse at the fraternisation at the front, and his disgust for civilians and superiors who talk of sacrifice but know nothing of the struggle in the trenches.
He also informs the general about his new grandson Henri. Moved by this revelation, the general then recommends they "both try and survive this war for him". Horstmayer and his Carol, who are confined in a train, are informed by the German Crown Prince that they are to be shipped to the Eastern Frontwithout permission to see their families as they pass through Germany.
Maybe it's because the kind of wars being fought in the 21st century involve religious, ideological and economic differences that go much deeper and feel more resistant to resolution than the European territorial disputes and power struggles that precipitated World War I Another reason is that the movie's cross-section of soldiers from France, Scotland and Germany are so scrupulously depicted as equal-opportunity peacemakers that they never come fully to life as individuals.
Its sentimentality is muted by the thought that this moment of peace actually did take place, among men who were punished for it, and who Carol died soon enough afterward. But on one Christmas, they were able to express what has been called, perhaps too optimistically, the brotherhood of man. The film was originally rated R in the USA. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Merry Christmas film. Carol Christmas Theatrical release poster.
Theatrical release poster. Christophe Rossignon Benjamin Herrmann.
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