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Silent Night (2002)

Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and ... See full summary »

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Rodney Gibbons

Writer:

Roger Aylward
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Linda Hamilton ... Elisabeth Vincken
Matthew Harbour ... Young Fritz Vincken
Romano Orzari ... Pvt. Jimmy Rassi
Alain Goulem ... Sgt. Ralph Blank (as Al Goulem)
Michael Elkin Michael Elkin ... Pvt. Herbie Ridgin
Martin Neufeld Martin Neufeld ... Lt. Hans Klosterman
Mark Antony Krupa ... Sgt. Marcus Muller (as Mark Anthony Krupa)
Cassian Bopp Cassian Bopp ... Pvt. Peter Heinrich
James McGowan ... Capt. Dietrich
Michael Sinelnikoff ... Old Fritz Vincken (voice)
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Storyline

Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and then three German soldiers, she successfully convinces the soldiers to put aside their differences for one evening and share a Christmas dinner. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

Germany, 1944, Christmas Eve. Sometimes The Darkest Moments Giver Birth To The Brightest Miracles.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on a true story narrated by one of the participants, Fritz Winken, a 12 year old German child, who later in life lived in Honolulu and met with another of the protagonists, Sgt. Ralph Blank , who also survived the war, as did Pvt, James Rassi. Unfortunately the fate of the rest of the people who are portrayed in the film is left unexplained by the narrative and is probably unknown. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: I had a whole life planned until you guys invaded Poland.
Klosterman: Sorry for the inconvenience.
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A great story. A must see for everyone!
9 December 2004 | by jcdjmsSee all my reviews

Linda Hamilton's performance was wonderful! The story was great, and the acting was very good. If you want to be "touched", and not just entertained, this a great movie. The tone is warm and serious, but not without a few light-hearted moments. The setting is World War II, so it is not your normal Christmas movie, but it is well worth watching.

I enjoyed Linda Hamilton in the Terminator movies, but she shows a more serious side in Silent Night. I was blown away by the convincing German accent and acting skills. She shows that she is more than an action lady (although she certainly has left a legacy in the first two Terminator movies).


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