Deutsche Version

Essene

Director: Frederick Wiseman    → show biography   
Country: USA
Year: 1972
Synopsis: The title of the film refers to a Benedictine order. In a monastery in southwest Michigan, Wiseman encounters the way of life of a religious community which exists in self-imposed rural seclusion. The film observes the numerous day-to-day problems linked to the rigors of spiritual existence and shows the vehemence with which the brothers of the order discuss both questions of faith and reflect upon the contradictions of modern society.
Language: English

Technical Attributes

Format: 16mm
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 87
Color: b&w
Sound: Optical track
Aspect ratio: 1:1,37
Frames per second: 24
Length in metres: 944
Weight: 4.35
Number of reels: 2