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Into great silence

Author: Philip GröningMichael WeberAndres PfäffliElda GuidinettiFrank EversAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Zeitgeist Films, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : French : Director's two-disc special ed., anamorphic widescreenView all editions and formats
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The Grande Chartreuse, considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries is based in the French Alps. 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 with him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, with no crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months - filming their daily  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gröning; Michael Weber; Andres Pfäffli; Elda Guidinetti; Frank Evers; Bavaria Film International (Firm); Philip Gröning Filmproduktion.; Ventura Film.; Cine Plus (Germany); Zeitgeist Films.
OCLC Number: 132840249
Language Note: Minimal dialogue in French and Latin, credits and some screen text in German, optional English subtitles.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Original German title: Die grosse Stille. French title: Le grand silence.
Special features: Disc one: U.S. theatrical trailer ; Disc two: One hour of additional scenes, including a piece on the Carthusian's world-famous Chartreuse liqueur; "Night office:" a 53-minute video excerpt of the monk's nightly ritual of psalms, laudes and matins; "The Carthusians:" an extensive guide to the history, rules, architecture and paintings of the monasteries worldwide; stunning audio and photo galleries of the Grande Chartreuse; video statement by Cardinal Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture at the Vatican; making-of-dossier, with the shooting diary, behind-the-scenes footage and handwritten notes from the monks.
Credits: Producers, Philip Gröning, Michael Weber, Andres Pfaffli, Elda Guidinetti ; co-producer, Frank Evers ; writer-director, Philip Gröning.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, high-definition.
Contents: Disc 1. The film. Chapters: 1. Frozen morning --
2. New robe --
3. "Nocturno" --
4. Assimilation --
5. Meal --
6. Cats --
7. Spring --
8. Fire wood --
9. Prayer --
10. Dinner --
11. Afternoon stroll --
12. Creek --
13. Herds --
14. Haircut --
15. Procession --
16. Rain --
17. "Benedícite" --
18. Silence --
19. Sledding --
20. Speaking of God --
21. "A gentle whisper" --
22. End credits --
Disc 2. Special features.
Other Titles: Grand silence
Grosse Stille
Responsibility: Bavaria Film International presents a Philip Gröning film production in co-association with Ventura Film S.A., Bavaria Film GmbH, Cine Plus ; a film by Philip Gröning ; producers, Philip Gröning, Michael Weber, Andres Pfaffli, Elda Guidinetti ; co-producer, Frank Evers ; screenplay, Philip Gröning ; director, Philip Gröning.

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The Grande Chartreuse, considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries is based in the French Alps. 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 with him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, with no crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months - filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals, and rare outdoor excursions.

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