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Kaleun1961
12-17-2006, 09:50 PM
I just finished watching Joyeux Noel, a film about the truce that the front line soldiers declared on Christmas Eve, 1914. It was a French production, filmed in Rumania [sound familiar?] with French, Scottish and German actors. Quite well done. I recommend it for a Christmas film if you're looking for something different this year.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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blue_76
12-17-2006, 09:55 PM
i'm not a christian, but i've seen the movie and really liked it. the moral behind the story is what captivated me. forgot her name, but the woman's voice was beautiful and i found myself close to tears with the soldiers in the movie.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Celeon999
12-18-2006, 01:31 AM
I havent seen that movie yet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Joyeux Noel is french for Merry Christmas.


Just like in "Troy" from my other thread ,Diane Kr??ger is in that movie too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

She is the one who's name you could'nt remember Blue http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Here is the story of the Christmas Truce 1914 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce)
Here is the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vstk4L3LyU)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Why i have painted my plane red ? It would be unfair if they couldnt recognize that it is me who they are up against.
Everytime i shoot down a brit my hunting instinct is satisfied for another 15 minutes.

The Red Baron - Freiherr Manfred von Richthofen

Blitzkaiser
12-18-2006, 03:50 AM
I watched it about exactly a year ago in cinema. I was about to have an important public examination that I remeber I studied my notes until the very last moment I went into the cinema.
The movie was quite good. The most impressive part is the intro, which nearly tempted me into tears. A tragic WWI was if they have had forseen it.The three boys from England, France and German in turns speak their hopes, and the German boy said "We have only one enemy. We have only one enemy. As u know, our enemy is England."...........
However the ending was rather....u know, inconvincing. The German couple surrendered to the French voluntarily when German was actually not losing, perhaps a little bit French Pride?

Finally I want to say: I think it is only so common for them to have such a little private truce for the Christmas 1914. It was the first time they saw the true bloodshed of a great war behind the smoke screen of prolonged nationalism education, and their sympathy were there to both their commarde and enemy after seeing their own people's suffer which they never have imagined. In the next year, their symapthy was replaced by only hatre to the enemy after the cruelty.

Celeon999
12-18-2006, 04:17 AM
Ive found this on BBC news http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Article (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i/197627.stm)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Why i have painted my plane red ? It would be unfair if they couldnt recognize that it is me who they are up against.
Everytime i shoot down a brit my hunting instinct is satisfied for another 15 minutes.

The Red Baron - Freiherr Manfred von Richthofen