I'm sad to say I did not bother to watch disc 2 and I only watched about 1 hour of disc 1 so if it got better, than I apologize. I just couldn't do it. I'm not sure what I did expect, as I knew the documentary was about for the first time, outside eyes were allowed to view the church as if you were part of the brotherhood. I just was hoping for some sort of commentary explaining why exactly they choose to love this way. The Grande Chartreuse monastery was founded in 1084 and located in a most beautiful part of God's country, the French Alps, and it's the top monastery of the Carthusian order. You can read a pretty good in dept review of the movie here.
2006 - Into Great Silence - Sundance Film Festival - Special Jury Prize (World Cinema Documentary Jury)
Director: Philip Gröning
Writer: Philip Gröning
Producers: Michael Weber, Elda Guidinetti, Andres Pfaffli