Black Narcissus

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"A story of exquisite yearning in a strange and beautiful land. Towering over the screen ... as the mountains that saw it happen."
  • NR
  • 1947
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 7.8  (22,047)
  • 86

This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns (played by some of Britain's finest actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, and Flora Robson) struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. A darkly grand film that won Oscars for Alfred Junge's art direction and Jack Cardiff's cinematography, Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema's true visionaries.

Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus
Black Narcissus

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This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns (played by some of Britain's finest actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, and Flora Robson) struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. A darkly grand film that won Oscars for Alfred Junge's art direction and Jack Cardiff's cinematography, Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema's true visionaries.

Black Narcissus is a 1947 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 86.

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  • Release Date
    1947
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 41 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (22,047)
  • Metascore
    86