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Das ewige Lied (1997)

A divided village is what country priest Joseph Mohr finds when he arrives at his new parish: a village cut in half by a river that forms a political and more importantly, a social border. ... See full summary »

Director:

Franz Xaver Bogner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Moretti ... Pastor Joseph Mohr
Heio von Stetten ... Lehrer Franz Gruber
Erwin Steinhauer ... Pfarrer Nöstler
Michael Mendl ... Hans Schlagerer
Johannes Thanheiser Johannes Thanheiser ... Alois Hauser (as Hannes Thannheiser)
Jörg Hube Jörg Hube ... Johann Burgschwaiger
Karl Merkatz Karl Merkatz ... Angerer Wirt
Norman Schenk Norman Schenk ... Markus Schlagerer
Bernadette Heerwagen ... Maria Mitterer
Aaron Karl ... Hannes Mitterer
Krista Posch ... Kräuter-Agnes
Andrea Eckert Andrea Eckert ... Elisabeth Burgschwaiger
Paul Faßnacht Paul Faßnacht ... Carl Kreutzer (as Paul Fassnacht)
Christine Mayn Christine Mayn ... Hanna Huber
Rainer Frieb Rainer Frieb ... Vater Mitterer
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Storyline

A divided village is what country priest Joseph Mohr finds when he arrives at his new parish: a village cut in half by a river that forms a political and more importantly, a social border. Both sides are engaged in a bitter struggle, with the wealthy merchants on the one side trying to break the monopoly of the poor bargemen on the other. Braced by his strong sense of justice, Mohr fights for the rights of the impoverished bargemen. To give them a little comfort and warmth in their darkest moments, he and his friend Franz Xaver Gruber, the schoolteacher in the village, create a song that has become synonymous with Christmas all over the world: "Silent Night, Holy Night" Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 December 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

The scenery of the whole movie is set in a mountainous area like the Alpes. Oberndorf near Salzburg is located north of Salzburg in an area of a few hills, but no mountains. It would take a walk of more than one day to reach a mountainous area as shown in the movie. See more »

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Two thumbs up
23 December 2001 | by sixtenSee all my reviews

This is the best Christmas movie I've seen in a long time. No Hollywood mush about Santa and gifts and Christmas spirit. Just plain caring and faith in religion. Amazing performances by just about everyone. Also, the scenery is quite breathtaking.


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