Into Great Silence (2007)

Into Great Silence
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 42mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords contemplative, early 2000s, faith, monastery, monk, religion
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Philip Groning Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Philip Groning Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Philip Groning Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Stricker Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Philip Groning Producer n/a 3 3000004
Elda Guidinetti Producer n/a 3 3000001
Andres Pfaffli Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael Weber Producer n/a 3 3000003
Philip Groning Director n/a 2 2000001
Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months--filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals and rare outdoor excursions.