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Die große Stille (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 November 2005 (Germany)
An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.



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An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.

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A unique, transcendent and transporting cinematic event




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Release Date:

10 November 2005 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El gran silencio  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,355, 4 March 2007

Gross USA:

$790,452, 2 December 2007
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1.85 : 1
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Intertitle Card (repeated line): O Lord, you have seduced me, and I was seduced.
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One of a Kind Documentary
24 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie provides a real escape from the routine drivel we see coming from Hollywood.

Yes, the movie is over 2 hours in length and there is very little dialog. One really wouldn't expect much dialog from a Religious Order, like these Carthusians, who observe silence whenever and wherever possible. These Hermit/Monks are not walking through their Cloister with Stereo Earphones, while their cowled heads bob up and down in rhythm with the latest HIP-HOP Beat!! If one does his homework PRIOR to viewing this movie, they will know that it IS A RELIGIOUS DOCUMENTARY dealing with the daily life of the Hermit/Monks in the Roman Catholic Church's strictest Order.

Time has practically stood still for the Hermit/Monks of this Monastery - the Motherhouse of the Carthusian Order - LE GRANDE CHARTREUSE.

In a World filled with noise, distractions, violence, and insecurity, sitting for a few hours and enjoying the Carthusian Life-style is a breath of very fresh air.

This Documentary offers that rare glimpse into a very obscure and hidden Religious Order.

Hopefully the DVD of this masterpiece will be released soon in the U.S.A. It will make a wonderful companion to Nancy Klein Maguire's Book: "AN INFINITY OF LITTLE HOURS".

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