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The Monastery

Original title
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
Denmark Denmark
Director
Screenwriter
Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Music
Johan Söderqvist
Cinematography
Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Cast
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Producer
DR TV International Sales / Det Danske Filminstitut / Nordisk Film, TV Fond / Tju Bang
Genre
Documentary | Religion
Synopsis / Plot
50 years ago Jørgen Lauersen Vig bought Hesbjerg Castle, situated in the Danish country side, with the purpose of turning it into a monastery. Now, many years later, he is about to realize his old dream. A group of Russian Orthodox nuns are on their way, and thus Mr. Vigs life-long dream is about to come true. But, nuns have plans and wills of their own, and Mr. Vig must realize that the road to fulfilling his dream is very different than what he imagined.
Awards
2007: Nominada in European Film Awards: Best Documentary
2007: Nominated for Jury Prize in el Sundance Film Festival: Best Documentary
2008: Awards Bodil: Best Documentary
2008: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2008: Robert Festival: Nominated for Best Documentary
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