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The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun -- Jørgen Laursen Vig owns a Danish estate, with a ramshackle castle, on the island of Fyn. He dreams of turning his castle into a Russian orthodox monastery.
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun -- The story about the 82-year-old bachelor Mr. Vig, who has never known love, and Sister Amvrosija, a young Russian nun, who by chance, or destiny, becomes part of his life.


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Sister Ambrosija ... Herself
Mr. Vig ... Himself

Directed by
Pernille Rose Grønkjær 
Produced by
Sigrid Dyekjær .... producer
Michael Fleischer .... executive producer
Ane Mandrup .... line producer
Original Music by
Johan Söderqvist 
Cinematography by
Pernille Rose Grønkjær 
Film Editing by
Pernille Bech Christensen 
Sound Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... sound designer
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... sound
Visual Effects by
Jan Degn .... color grader
Camera and Electrical Department
Frej Schemedes .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Anders Albjerg Kristiansen .... assistant editor
Theis Schmidt .... additional editor
Rikke Selin .... television editor
Music Department
Hans Ek .... conductor
Uno Helmersson .... assistant composer
Kungliga Hovkapellet .... orchestra
Mattias Thorell .... musician: guitar
Other crew
Jens Arentzen .... dramaturgical consultant
Per K. Kirkegaard .... creative consultant
Jacques Pedersen .... additional sound designer
Vladimir Pintchevski .... voice-over
Karina Skovgaard .... office production assistant (as Karina Skovgaard Olsen)
Rasmus Videbæk .... colorgrade consultant

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Idiosyncrasies and insights, 18 June 2008
Author: RushRhees from Finland

Mr Vig is an elderly Danish gentleman who sets out to donate his "castle" to the Russian Orthodox Church. An entourage of nuns arrive in the Danish outbacks to inspect the house and the negotiations begin. Mr Vig is a strong-minded man, but so are the nuns.

Calling this a "human interest" film may be quite all right, but, that said, it doesn't lack substance. Even though many scenes are devoted to Mr Vig's idiosyncrasies, the film, for me, didn't leave my mind immediately after having finished it. It is a film that by focusing on the nuns' pragmatic outlook on moving to Vig's castle, by portraying the nuns as knowledgeable and persistent, throw a much more down-to-earth light on religion and religious life than what is customary in many films and documentary (religious people as world-weary ascetics).

Some scenes are stranger than words can tell. In one scene, Sister Ambrosija is seen hunched down in prayer, chanting solemnly. Then her cell phone suddenly rings, and the ring tone is "I wish you a merry Christmas". She barks: "YES??" Cut!

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