The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun

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A lovable, eighty-two year old virgin living alone in a dilapidated Danish castle enlists the aid of an ambitious and headstrong Russian Orthodox nun in realizing his lifelong dream of transforming his vast abode into a Russian Orthodox monastery in filmmaker Pernille Rose Gronkjær's heartwarming, and often humorous, documentary. Mr. Vig is an amiable eccentric who finally finds his dream coming to fruition as controlling nun Sister Ambrosija agrees to send a group of nuns and priests to evaluate and develop the site. An unapologetically overbearing woman who has a very precise vision of how the monastery should be run, Sister Ambrosija commences to making a seemingly-endless list of repair demands and the put-upon Mr. Vig implores the filmmaker for advice on dealing with the slightly-boorish bride of Christ. Despite their initial differences and occasional misgivings, however, Mr. Vig and Sister Ambrosija soon form a unique and exceptional bond as they work together for the good of a common cause.


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  • Dec 19, 2007
    it was okay for a docu-flick about an old man and a nun. the renovating didn't even happen. they just argued a bit and the leaks just stayed and oh, it was pretty boring actually... and vig, ugliest son of a bitch you ever seen! the nun... she was wearing some weird black dress or summin so i couldnt see her figure (im kiddin... i know what nuns wear) though... i wonder if they wear underwear under there? that would've been a better angle for a docu-flick
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