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The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 27 August 2007 (USA)
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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 Sister Ambrosija ... Herself
Mr. Vig Mr. Vig ... Himself


50 years ago Jørgen Lauersen Vig bought Hesbjerg Castle, situated in the Danish countryside, with the purpose of turning it into a monastery. Now, many years later, he is about to make his dream come true. A group of Russian Orthodox nuns are on their way but they have plans of their own. Mr. Vig must realize that the road to fulfill his dream is very different from what he imagined. Written by Pernille Rose Grønkjær

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Danish | English | Russian

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Great character film
31 December 2013 | by KentVanHelsingSee all my reviews

I have been in the war of rescuing and renovating a historic mansion for many years. This film was just too good and obviously spoke right to my heart and pocket book. I absolutely related to Mr Vig having the love and devotion to the monastery and at the same time realizing that he does not have the funds, energy, or time to make a dent in the massive project. The subsequent involvement of the Sisters hearkens back to the wonderful classic, "lillies of the field". The ongoing interplay between the characters is very sensitive and real. If you are getting worn out with the endless Hollywood CGI violence, gore, and movies that addresses the lowest common denominator of intelligence, you will enjoy this human film. If, on the other hand, your cup of tea is "dumb and dumber" or "fast and furious", you will be terribly bored.

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