Saturday, December 12, 2009

Joyeux Noel

On Christmas Eve, 1914, the first year of World War I, the German, French and British troops on the Western Front ceased their fire. Music, conversation, food and even football were shared during that most remarkable night.

The film, Joyeux Noel, is the story of that night. In spite of the graphic opening scenes (and one bedroom scene) it is stunning and powerful and has stayed with me for months.

If you'd like to know more about the Christmas Eve cease-fire, you can click here or here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It's at the top of my Netflix queue.