Silent Night

The powerful true story behind the most popular Christmas carol of all time. In 1818, when Joseph Mohr (Carsten Clemens) is assigned to be the new assistant priest in Oberndorf, a small Austrian town near Salzburg, the young man is full of ideas and ideals. His passion to bring the church closer to the common people sets him on a collision course with his new superior, Father Nöstler (Clemens Aap Lindenberg). When Mohr organizes a church choir that includes outcasts from the local tavern and performs in German instead of Latin, Nastler threatens him with disciplinary action. Their relationship further deteriorates when Maria (Janina Elkin), a regular tavern patron, surprisingly joins the performance of the all-male church choir. As Mohr's initial successes start to crumble and his efforts backfire on him, he loses all hope and faces a trial of faith. The night before Christmas, Mohr has to decide if he will accept defeat and leave Oberndorf or embrace the true significance of the Holy Night. Beautifully filmed on location in Austria, this powerful story was inspired by the true events leading to the creation of the most popular Christmas carol of all time, Silent Night. “An inspiring story of faith, hope, and perseverance.”- The Dove Foundation “Truly deserves to be a holiday classic and your family's latest Christmas tradition.”- The Independent Critic

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95
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2013
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