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Daily Life in a Benedictine Monastery

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jo

A pretty good look for anyone aspiring toward monastic life....
Also should watch "INTO GREAT SILENCE" documentary .

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John

The early works of the cinema verite or direct cinema style of documentary filmmaking had a reputation for looking at the uglier aspects of contemporary life in an unsparing, even brutal manner. Director Frederick Wiseman certainly contributed to that reputation with his films about a prison ...Read more

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Steve

wish it had been longer (to help provide context). and the camera work I found busy and distracting. still, the film is worth watching to get a glimpse of a world that seems both impossibly removed and all too familiar.