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by Christian Carion


The paths of four characters will meet: a Scottish vicar, a French lieutenant, a German star tenor and a Danish soprano. On Christmas eve of 1914, they will be at the heart of a previously unheard of fraternisation between the soldiers of the German, French and British trenches. This nocturnal meeting will change the lives of the these four characters; nothing will again be as it was before.

international title: Merry Christmas
original title: Joyeux Noël
country: France, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Russian Federation
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Carion
film run: 110'
release date: FR 09/11/2005, DE 24/11/2005, AT 25/11/2005, GR 25/11/2005, BE 30/11/2005, NL 01/12/2005, ES 05/12/2205, DK 09/12/2005, FI 16/12/2005, IT 16/12/2005, UK 16/12/2005, NO 26/12/2005, HU 14/12/2006, SE 15/12/2006
screenplay: Christian Carion
cast: Guillaume Canet, Daniel Brühl, Dany Boon, Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Gary Lewis
cinematography by: Walter Vanden Ende
film editing: Andrea Sedlácková
art director: Jean-Michel Simonet
costumes designer: Alison Forbes-Meyler
music: Philippe Rombi
producer: Christophe Rossignon
production: Nord-Ouest Films, Artémis Productions, Senator Film Produktion, Joyeux Noël Ltd. (UK), Media Pro Pictures (RU), TF1 International (FR)
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie, Eurimages, MEDIA Plus
distributor: UGC Distribution, Sony Pictures (IT, UK), Cinéart-Cinélibre (BE), A-Film (NL), Future Film (SE, DK, NO), Senator (DE), Filmtrade (GR), Big Bang Communications (BG), SPI (HU)


main awards/selection

Cannes 2005 Out of competition

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