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by Philip Gröning


A very strict, next to silent meditation on monastic life in a very pure form. No music except the chants in the monastery, no interviews, no commentaries, no extra material. Changing of time, seasons, and the ever repeated elements of the day, of the prayer. A film to become a monastery, rather than depict one. A film on awareness, absolute presence, and the life of men who devoted their lifetimes to God in the purest of form.

international title: Into Great Silence
original title: Die Grosse Stille
country: Germany, Switzerland, France
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2005
genre: documentary
directed by: Philip Gröning
film run: 164'
release date: DE 10/11/2005, CH 22/12/2005, BE 13/09/2006, NL 14/09/2006, PL 06/10/2006, FR 20/12/2006, UK 29/12/2006, PT 08/02/2007
screenplay: Philip Gröning
cinematography by: Philip Gröning
film editing: Philip Gröning
music: Philip Gröning, Michael Busch
producer: Philip Gröning, Michael Weber, Andres Pfäffli, Elda Guidinetti
production: Bavaria Film, Ventura Film, Philip Gröning Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Cine Plus
distributor: X Verleih, Frenetic Films, Cinemien, Karma Films, Metacinema, Diaphana Distribution, Atalanta Filmes, Soda Pictures
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