Into Great Silence DVD
The inside look of the monks of Grande Chartreuse monastery
German filmmaker Philip Groning wrote to the Carthusian Order for permission to film the monks of Grande Chartreuse monastery in 1984. Sixteen years later they finally obliged him. For six months, Groning lived with the monks and filmed entirely without a crew or artificial lighting to create this mesmerizing chronicle of spirituality that's really more of an exercise in meditation than a documentary. 162 minutes.