Thursday, November 17, 2005

Into Great Silence - a film

Coming soon to theaters near you! The documentary, Die Große Stille (Into Great Silence), by German filmaker Philip Gröning, was filmed inside of the Great Chartreuse monastery in the French Alps. This was the first Carthusian monastery, founded in 1084 by St. Bruno. The first twenty minutes of the film is mainly silent, while the only music on the soundtrack is of the monks themselves chanting.

The Carthusians:

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