Joyeux Noel (2005) Poster

(2005)

Thomas Schmauser: Le Kronprinz

Quotes 

  • [the German soldiers sit in a train car; the door opens and all stand at attention as the Kronprinz enters the car] 

    Le Kronprinz : Be seated.

    [all sit] 

    Le Kronprinz : In two days' time, you will be in East Prussia to take part in an offensive against the Russian Army. I hope you'll show pugnacity in the face of the enemy. This train will cross the fatherland but it won't be possible for you to see your families. Why? I think you can guess. Long live Kaiser Wilhelm!

    All : Long live the Kaiser!

    [the Kronprinz picks up Jorg's harmonica, places it on the floor, and stomps on it repeatedly. He then turns to Horstmayer and uses his cane to point out Iron Cross ribbon on his uniform] 

    Le Kronprinz : They hand it out to just anybody.

    [he leaves the train and shuts the door. After a moment of silence, Jorg begins to hum "I'm Dreaming of Home." Little by little, the others join in]