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Title Into great silence [videorecording] / 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.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : Zeitgeist Films, [2007]


Volume Number of Copies Request
DISC 1-2 3 Request this Volume
Edition Director's two-disc special édition.
Description 2 videodiscs (162 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, high-definition.
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Audience Not rated.
Summary 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, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months - filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals, and rare outdoor excursions.
Note 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.
Language French with optional English subtitles.
Subject Carthusians.
Grande Chartreuse (France)
Rites and ceremonies.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Documentary films.
Added Author Gröning, Philip, 1959-
Weber, Michael.
Pfäffli, Andres.
Guidinetti, Elda, 1941-
Evers, Frank.
Bavaria Film International (Firm)
Ventura Film S.A.
Cine Plus.
Zeitgeist Films.
Standard No. 795975109437
Music No. 1094 Zeitgeist Films

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