Monks: Capturing the Sound of Silence

Jan. 23, 2006 issue – Squirreled away in the French Alps, the monks of
the Carthusian Order are considered by some to be the strictest order
of the Roman Catholic Church. They don’t eat meat, they don’t sleep in
intervals longer than three hours and they speak only when the work
necessitates it.

So it’s surprising, then, to speak with German filmmaker Philip
Gröning about filming “Into Great Silence,” a new documentary in
which he followed the monks’ everyday activities for six months. “These
are some of the most cheerful, happy and healthy people I’ve ever
seen,” says Gröning .

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One Response to “Monks: Capturing the Sound of Silence”

  1. Timothy Hurney Says:

    When will we see the film Into Great Silence released widely in the USA?

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