Joyeux Noël (November 23)

Sunday, November 23, 2:00pm in Greene Hall, room 239

Joyeux Noël (2005, 116 minutes, French, English, German with English subtitles)         


     On Christmas Eve of 1914, on the Western Front in France during World War I, Scottish, German, and French troops called an informal, and unauthorized, truce.  The various front-line soldiers met peacefully in “No Man’s Land” to share a pause in the carnage.  Christian Carion’s film dramatizes a rare moment in history as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in an unforgettable event, even though they are aware their superiors will not tolerate the momentary truce.   Presented by Prof. Elizabeth Anthony, Dept. of Romance Languages

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