Into Great Silence

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  164 min.
Release Date: October 27, 2006 (limited)
DVD: April 3, 2007

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The Grande Chartreuse, the mother house of the legendary Carthusian Order, is based in the French Alps. Silence. Repetition. Rhythm. The film is an austere, nearly silent meditation on monastic life in a very pure form. No music is heard except the chants in the monastery, no interviews, no commentaries, no extra material.

Changing of time, seasons, and the ever repeated elements of the day, of the prayer. A film to become a monastery, rather than depict one. A film about awareness, absolute presence, and the life of men who devote their lifetimes to God in the purest form.

Director: Philip Gröning
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Michael Weber, Philip Gröning, Elda Guidinetti, Andres Pfaffli
Screenplay: Philip Gröning
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