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Joyeux Noel
« on: November 26, 2011, 10:43:39 PM »
JOYEUX NOEL,made by a French movie company, is the story of the Christmas truce. 116 minutes. http://tinyurl.com/77asmgm

Note: Not 'child safe' One 'mild' bedroom scene makes the movie 'R' rated in my book.  But there is no profanity nor gross violence.

Two years ago, my son [college grad] and I watched this while we were snowed in for three days at Christmas.  This is the story of the Christmas truce of WWI. Exceptionally well-done, it follows the historical event very welll. Of course, there is always the made up story-line of any movie.

One of the resources available for the producers was the letters which soldiers wrote to home describing the events. I included several of the letters in my book, Oh Holy NIght: The Peace of 1914,  http://tinyurl.com/7qomzzt which reflects on the truce in the light of the Gospel.

Joyeux Noel may move you to tears.  There are excellent clips from it on Youtube and I am amazed how this story has moved many young folks.  One of the clips has over three hundred thousand views and hundreds of comments.


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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 11:22:21 PM »
That youtube clip is more meaningful if you have seen the movie. At the end, the German solidiers who participated in the truce are put on a train and shipped off to the Russian front.

The music is wonderful. 

It would be nice to see this clip passed around so that it goes over 400,000 by Christmas!
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 03:31:42 PM »
How can there not be violence in a movie about trench warfare in WWI?  That's insane...

Wait, it's French...  No violence, just sex...  Got it.
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Re: Joyeux Noel
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 12:44:07 AM »
How can there not be violence in a movie about trench warfare in WWI?  That's insane...

Wait, it's French...  No violence, just sex...  Got it.


ROFL...  Sorry I did not really explain.  I said no 'gross' violence meaning the vivid, gratuitous violence so often seen in Hollywood movies.  Yes, there are some brief war scenes from the trenches.

Though the story line is fictitious, the movie faithfully depicts the truce describe in letters that these soldiers wrote to home describing that truce

Several of the letters are included in my book Oh Holy Night: The Peace of 1914 which is a reflection on the truce and the events before and after, see here for links to reviews:

http://sdcougar.startlogic.com/blog/?p=155
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Re: Joyeux Noel
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 12:44:07 AM »