Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)

A film by Christian CARION

Released on nov 11 2005



A film by Christian Carion

With Diane Kruger, Guillaume Canet, Benno Furmann, Dany Boon, Gary Lewis, Daniel Brühl, Bernard Lecoq and Lucas Belvaux

Written by Christian Carion

Produced by Christophe Rossignon


Festival de Cannes : Out of competition

Nominated for six César Awards (including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor)

Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Nominated at the Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film

Nominated at BAFTA pour Best Film not in the English Language

Vallaloïd Internationla Film Festival : FIPRESCI Prize

Grand Prix Hydro-Quebec

Audience Choice Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival



JOYEUX NOEL (Merry Christmas) tells the true-life story of the spontaneous Christmas Eve truce declared by Scottish, French and German troops in the trenches of World War I. Enemies leave their weapons behind for one night as they band together in brotherhood and forget about the brutalities of war.


US distributor

Sony Pictures Classics



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