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The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (2006)

The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun
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Mr. Vig Mr. Vig


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8 years, 7 months ago at Aug 11 16:11
Incredible documentary about the sustainability of a greek orthodox church in the Danish country side. Very good, and very human.
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Description: This is the story about Mr. Vig, a well-educated 82 year old bachelor, and Sister Amvrosija, a Russian nun, who by chance or destiny, becomes part of his life. Mr. Jorgen Laursen Vig is owner of a worn down castle situated in the Danish countryside. All his life Mr. Vig has dreamed of turning his castle into a Russian orthodox monastery. After a visit to Russia negotiating with the Russian patriarchate, a delegation of nuns headed by Sister Amvrosija come to Denmark in order to assess, whether Mr. Vigs castle is fit to serve as a monastery. The nuns approve the castle, but at the same time they demand extensive repairs to it. Wh ... (more)
Release date: 27 August 2007
Tags: Town Country Side (1), Nun (1), Monasticism (1), Denmark (1), Community (1), Vision (1), Old Man (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Generosity (1), Kindness (1), Economics (1), Small (1), Love (1), SnP (1), Documentary (1), Yearning (1), Religion (1), Conscious Aging (1), Russian (1), Sexual Politics (1)
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