Friday, December 19, 2014

Joyeux Noël (2005)

On the Cth anniversary of the events it tells, I was finally able to watch, through the magic of, the great anti-war film Joyeux Noël (2005), synopsized below by's Butler ShafferGreat Christmas Movies?
    Based upon actual happenings during World War I, when the war-time slaughter was put on hold on Christmas eve, and soldiers from German, French, and British trenches came out to peacefully socialize with one another, exchange meager gifts, perform Christmas music, and even play a game of soccer, this movie makes the kind of clear contrast that even the gang at CNN and Faux News might grasp. After this brief respite from the murderous purposes of the state, military officials were quick to reassign the soldiers who participated in it to other battlefields, lest the virus of “peace” spread to other warriors. It’s a film that would terrify the hell out of the Dick Cheneys and all the other reptilian-brained denizens of the war-racket!

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