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Die große Stille (2005)

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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10 November 2005 (Germany)  »

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$11,355 (USA) (2 March 2007)

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$790,452 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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Intertitle Card (repeated line): Anyone who does not give up all he has cannot be my disciple.
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Monks who live in silence share their quiet world with us.
11 February 2006 | by (Norway, Mexico, New York) – See all my reviews

A sensitive and deeply moving film. We follow the life in silence of the monks in the Grande Chartreuse Monastery in the French Alps. Only once a week are the monks aloud to talk when they go for a walk in the woods or glide in the snow during winter. The photography is magnificent as the camera respectfully observes the monks quiet life of prayer and daily tasks. At certain intervals we see close-up of the monks whose faces impact us by simply being present. During two hours we become part of the monastery, the routines and the beauty of the mountains that surround us. After seeing fifty films at the Sundance Film Festival, this is the film that has stayed with me. The filmmaker waited 16 years before he got permission to shoot in the monastery and it was well worth waiting.


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