The Great Silence is a drama about Alma, who lives a humble and secluded life behind the walls of a contemporary catholic convent in Denmark. As she prepares for her perpetual vows as a nun, her older brother Erik unexpectedly shows up. He is a recovering alcoholic and clearly depressed, yet Alma struggles to show him mercy, as his presence unearths a family secret she has desperately tried to suppress. With the ceremony impending, Alma begins to lose her footing and doubt whether she is worthy of the love of her God.
The Great Silence is a drama about Alma and Erik who must learn to forgive themselves and one another if they are to feel free and have a life on the other side of guilt and shame.