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Into Great Silence

Into Great Silence
  • 2005
  • France/Switzerland/Germany
  • 169 min
  • U

A 169-minute meditation on silence featuring a silent Carthusian monastic Order in the Alps. If you have the stomach for it, this low key, demanding, occasionally transcendental film about the nature of silence is as thought provoking as it is rewarding.

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Into Great Silence

12 Feb 20074 stars

Shakespeare’s comment that ‘The silence of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails’ pervades German documentarian Philip Gröning’s film about life inside a silent Carthusian monastic order in France. For Into Great Silence is less of a critical…

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