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221 Ratings

Into Great Silence

Die große Stille

Directed by Philip Gröning
Switzerland, Germany, 2005


Nestled deep in the French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world’s great monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the monks for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready…

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Into Great Silence Directed by Philip Gröning

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2006 | 2 wins including: World Cinema - Documentary (Special Jury Prize)

Village Voice Film Poll

2007 | 2nd place: Best Documentary

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