A Silent Night

TV Movie
Drama, Holiday • 2002
A courageous and unyielding young mother risks charges of treason to turn bitter enemies into cherished friends on an extraordinary Christmas Eve during the final days of World War II.


TV Movie


Drama, Holiday

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  • Linda Hamilton
  • Matthew Harbour
  • Romano Orzari
  • Michael Elkin
  • Martin Neufeld
  • Mark Antony Krupa
  • Cassian Bopp
  • James McGowan
For Fritz Vincken (Matthew Harbour, The Growing Pains Movie), it’s more than a memory. It’s his personal history of a night that changed his life—and today he returns to the stillness of the Ardennes forest to remember. It begins on Christmas Eve 1944, the closing days of World War II, when twelve-year-old Fritz is ushered off to shelter by his mother Elisabeth (Golden Globe nominee Linda Hamilton, The Terminator), who is determined not to let the war invade their refuge. Escaping to the family’s old hunting cabin, they’ll have a quiet place to celebrate this holy night. But out of the distant rumble of artillery emerges the shocking reality of war: three armed American soldiers, Ralph (Al Goulem, The Royal Scandal), Jimmy (Romano Orzari, Bonnano: A Godfather's Story), and Herbie (Michael Elkin), seeking sanctuary from the front lines themselves.