Movie House Memories

Joyeux Noel (2005)

Episode #64

Sony Pictures Classics released Joyeux Noel to theaters on November 9, 2005. Christian Carion directs the film which stars Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, and Guillaume Canet.

‘Joyeux Noel’ Movie Summary

Joyeux Noel starts with Jonathan and William, two young brothers from Scotland, eagerly enlisting in the Great War. Their Priest, follows them and becomes a Chaplain in the army. Meanwhile, in Germany, opera star, Sprink is about to take the stage with his woman, Anna. But the show is stopped by German officials who announce that the government is calling up reserves to fight in the war.

In occupied France, French Officer Audebert leads a charge, along with Scottish forces, through no man’s land to take a German trench. The advance is repelled, and William is shot and dies. Later, Audebert is paid a visit by a French General, his father. Audebert asks for news of his pregnant wife. But no news has escaped the occupied zone in France.

In Germany, Anna gets permission to perform for the Kronprinz near the front on Christmas Eve. Sprink is permitted to join her. The two of them put a show on for the prince and sneak to the front to sing for the German soldiers. As they sing, the Scots hear the music and join in with a bagpipe rendition of Christmas carols.

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Sony Pictures Classics released Joyeux Noel to theaters on November 9, 2005. Christian Carion directs the film which stars Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, and Guillaume Canet.

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