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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.

Director:

Philip Gröning

Writer:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Diaphana [France] | Mozinet [Hungary] | See more »

Country:

France | Switzerland | Germany

Language:

French | Latin

Release Date:

10 November 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran silencio See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,355, 4 March 2007

Gross USA:

$790,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,886,163
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Intertitle Card (repeated line): Anyone who does not give up all he has cannot be my disciple.
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Referenced in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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The importance of silence
22 January 2006 | by guruchiSee all my reviews

Very beautiful and original pictures in this movie. You can also enjoy such simple things as the sound of the snow falling or a scissors cutting a wool cloth...

In my opinion, the movie is not repetitious. I think the intention of the director is to introduce you in the monks' everyday life, and therefore you have to understand the routine and discipline they are attached to. It is just the silence that illuminates these people.

And I didn't know there were such really sweet monks in the catholic church!

At the cinema everybody were staying till the very end, although I have to say that someone was sleeping behind me ;-)


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