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Into Great Silence (Die Grosse Stille)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:February 28, 2007
Running time:164 minutes
Director:Philip Groening
Producer:Philip Gröning, Elda Guidinetti, Andres Pfäffli, Michael Weber
Writer:Philip Groening
Distributor:Zeitgeist Films

Description: Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Groning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Groning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months--filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals and rare outdoor excursions.

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