Joyeux Noël

A Christian CARION film

With :

Diane Kruger (Anna Sörensen), Benno Fürmann (Nikolaus Sprink), Guillaume Canet (Lieutenant Audebert), Gary Lewis (Palmer), Dany Boon (Ponchel), Daniel Brühl (Horstmayer), Alex Ferns (Gordon)

Storyline :

In 1914, World War I,
the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way.
However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause
in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French,
Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.

Scenario :

Christian Carion

Production :

Nord-Ouest Productions, Senator Film Produktion, The Bureau, Artémis Productions, Media Pro Pictures, TF1 Films Production, Les Productions de la Guéville

Release date :


Nationality :

France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania

Type of movie :

Feature film


  • César for the Best Film
  • Nominated at the 2016 Oscars in the best foreign film section
  • Nominated at the Golden Globes for the best foreign film
  • César for the best screenplay
  • César for the best sets
  • César for the best music
  • Césars for the best costumes
  • César for the best second Actor for Dany Boon
  • Best European film at the European Film Awards
  • Crystal Globes for the best Film
  • Best film at the Leeds International Film Festival
  • Best Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival
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