“Silence is inner space, yet silence is never silent. The beautiful bruits du silence are filling the moments that we consider silent. Only in complete silence does one begin to hear. Only in the absence of language does one begin to see. After having created the film Into Great Silence, I have tried to create an audio CD reflecting the film: chants, noises (bruits du silence), bells; elements of the film and new elements, all creating an open space for the listener.” — Philip Groning
Into Great Silence is a documentary film directed by Philip Gröning that was released in 2005. It is an intimate portrayal of the everyday lives of Carthusian monks of the Grande Chartreuse, a monastery high in the French Alps (Chartreuse Mountains).