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A cranky Danish recluse with spiritual leanings turns his moldering estate into a sanctuary for an order of Russian Orthodox nuns in Pernille Rose Gronkjaer's atmospheric 2007 documentary. Filmed over the course of six years, it's an affectionate portrait of a complex man, well-intentioned and oddly generous despite his wariness and phobias. Sparks fly when the flinty octogenarian meets Moscow's envoy, the strong-willed Sister Amvrosya. Think Lilies of the Field in a Scandinavian setting for a notion of how Gronkjaer balances the humorous and the inspirational. In English and subtitled Danish and Russian. 84 min.

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