French 4: Joyeux Noel Movie Questions
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What is the general theme of the opening poems recited by each of the children?
War, enemies, hate
In what country does scene 1 (the church) take place?
In what country does scene 2 (the theater) take place?
In what country does scene 3 (the bunker/trenches) take place?
Identify the 3 armies by nationality
Scottish, French, and Germans
Who gets the little Christmas trees?
How is it that the barber knows the Delsaux Farm nearby?
He used to go there to buy eggs and milk, and it was located near his childhood home
What is a common health problem in the trenches?
Who are Nicholas Sprink and Anna Sorensen?
German performers, actors/singers (Nicholas is also a tenner)
Why is the old French couple eating in that room bitter and angry?
They had lost their home since it was war
Why is the French soldier being sent out on Christmas Eve towards the German lines?
He was casing enemy guns
Who is playing the bagpipes?
The reverend/priest/doctor who got yelled at by another sergeant
What two Christmas carols does Sprink sing?
1. Silent Night
2. Come All Ye Ole Fathful
Why are some soldiers skeptical about leaving their trenches?
They don't trust the other side or the cease-fire for the night
What do the French bring to the party?
Who does Jonathan look for and eventually find during the religious service?
The body of his dead brother William
What song does Anna sing for the assembled soldiers?
Is Jonathan digging a hole to plant explosives?
No, he was digging a hole for his dead brother to bury him
Why do the three leaders meet the following morning (Christmas Day)?
To talk about burying the dead
Is Jonathan's letter to his family the truth?
No, he talked about how he and his brother were both doing "well" even though they weren't
Why is Sprink going to jail for 2 weeks?
For disobedience on the front
Why does everyone go to the German trenches?
Germans warned everyone else that their artillery would attack them, so they allowed everyone to seek shelter from their trenches
Why does everyone go to the Scottish trenches?
To seek shelter from the Scottish artillery, who wanted to open fire on Germans too
When they wished each other luck, what is significant about saying: "toi, aussi?"
It wasn't formal, they were treated as equals and friends (Spoken by French commander)
Who actually kills the French soldier disguised as a German? Why?
Jonathan - Hates Germans, and Ponchel had another German help him see his mother again to have tea with her at 10:00 like he usually did everyday, and told the French commander he had a son before he died