Director: Detlev Buck
Christmas Crossfire has very little to do with Christmas.
What Happens in Christmas Crossfire?
Christmas Crossfire opens with a very explicit scene for audiences of 18+. Here, Edda and Sam meet each other at a bar. After spending a night together, Edda convinces Sam to come back to her village. On their way up to the village, they take a break for some kisses and weed. Unfortunately, the make-out session is stopped by cries of help from the woods. Sam goes to check out the noise and finds a group of men surrounding one man bound and gagged with a gun pointed at his head. Sam stops the execution and escapes with the man. After taking some time, Edda also leaves in a different direction. From there, the storylines of the protagonists split and merge throughout the film.
Who Are The Characters in Christmas Crossfire?
Edda is one of the main characters in this movie. She is a young woman that quickly falls for Sam, a junior professor. She is adventurous and also open to having fun.
Sam is the other main character, and he differs from Edda quite a bit. He is a junior professor and has a very strong moral compass. He is also more reserved than Edda, but he quickly loses that trait as he spends time with Edda.
I don’t know what this movie is. To start we have another dubbed movie which is not always a knock against the film but in this case, the match of the dub and subtitles was awful. For people who have been reading our reviews for a while, this movie is comparable to The Devil All the Time though if you read my review, I really didn’t like it. This movie is worse.
I felt that this film was not well made, not well executed, and not enjoyable at all. At least the movie was not overly violent but that might have made it more memorable. This movie’s story does not feel well-paced or structured and it just feels like a random series of events.
The characters were barely developed and they were kind of surface level. They did not make me care for their struggle or even if they survived the film’s events. This movie lost my attention as well during the middle for some time which is hard to do as I give my full attention to every movie I watch and actively want to enjoy most movies.
If I had something good to say about the movie it would be that the movie had a decent bad guy who had some fun henchmen. The Christmas element of this movie was not really focused on until the end of the movie, so I would not classify this movie as a Christmas movie so don’t go in thinking that there will be many Christmas references. This movie was close to the worst movie I have seen and one of few movies that out of ten I would give the film something below 5.
All in all, I do not recommend this movie to anyone but maybe you want to check it out to see if it is actually as bad as I say. If you check it out and enjoy it, I am glad that you could find something in this film to like.