My Christmas Soldier
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When a train loaded with German prisoners arrives in the station, Gordy's curiosity is stronger than his fear. He dares to approach the prison train and makes contact with a young German soldier named Hans (Silvio Wolf Busch). Through the courage to trust and the song "Silent Night", friends and foes learn the true meaning of Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards Men, and hearts are forever changed.
Narrated by Mac Powell of THIRD DAY
This story is very well written by Mauriel Joslyn, and the film coasts along quickly. The human elements are touching and the director, Owen Smith, managed to convey a lot in a short amount of time as this movie runs only 37 minutes. Every nation should see this film! It is a film of hope, and a perfect Christmas story. --The Dove Foundation
Top Customer Reviews
The cast is not composed of stars; however they do a professional portrayal of the 40s period people. A Georgia train station is filled with locals, some awaiting returning US soldiers on Christmas Eve. Delays are forced as a train boxcar load of Nazi prisoners needs transferred to improved traveling arrangements. Locals sit and debate the desire/displeasure of having the enemy at their door. One young boy and younger sister (Emily Jordan-4 Sugar Creek Gang films gives her as much acting experience as any cast member) discover an English speaking prisoner, Hans, and trade food through a boxcar window. In the short time period of the movie, a relationship is formed, along with an understanding of the human side of war and enemy soldiers. Outcome is resultant of a Christmas carol. It's touching, and according to the writer, almost all true, based on research, except names.
It's historical, it's the Christmas spirit, it is safe for the entire family. Family approved by The Dove Foundation.
The bonus features make this film short worth the expense.
53 min. "Documentary: Journey to America", a factual history of what took place as the German POWs were sent to America, told through a real German POW.
17 min. "German POWs at Camp Shelby, a real POW camp and that history is presented by the Armed Forces Museum Director.
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An added bonus is an interview with a real German POW who chose to live in America after the war. Very few people are familiar with this side of American history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quaint story but amaterly put together. The cinematography was stilted and the dialogue poor. Altogether a bit of a let down.Published 13 months ago by Gordon Stewart
Heartwarming story of the love of God superseding the politics and fear of mankind. I just wish the movie was longer.Published on June 29, 2014 by Donald James. Parker
We enjoyed watching again this Christmas story of tolerance and acceptance. I recommend this video DVD to anyone for veiwing at Christmas time or anytime.Published on January 2, 2012 by Patricia Robertson