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Man Who Invented Christmas, The

Original title: Man Who Invented Christmas, The
German title: Man Who Invented Christmas, The *
Ireland, Canada, 2017

Director: Nalluri, Bahrat
Production company: Parallel Films, Rhombus Media
Co-producers: Mystic Point Productions, The Mob Film Company, Nelly Films Ltd., The Mazur/Kaplan Company, Telefilm Canada
Length: 104 min.
Film genre: Feature film

In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibly, Dickens develops a writer's block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters' opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas.
(Kenneth Chisholm, IMDB)

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Based on Les Standiford’s 2008 book, The Man Who Invented Christmas: How
Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

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