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Into Great Silence (2005)

Die große Stille (original title)
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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Philip Gröning

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Philip Gröning
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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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Documentary

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Blind Monk: Why be afraid of death? It is the fate of all humans. The closer one brings oneself to God, the happier one is. It is the end of our lives. The closer one brings oneself to God, the happier one is, the faster one hurries to meet Him. One should have no fear of death. On the contrary! For us, it is a great joy to find a Father once again.
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Monks who live in silence share their quiet world with us.
11 February 2006 | by enorvindSee 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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Diaphana [France] | Mozinet [Hungary] | See more »

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France | Switzerland | Germany

Language:

French | Latin

Release Date:

10 November 2005 (Germany) See more »

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El gran silencio See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,355, 4 March 2007

Gross USA:

$790,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,886,163
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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