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Black Narcissus (1947)

UK, 100m Colour
Director: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger; Cast: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Kathleen Byron

Black Narcissus is a beautifully-filmed but strange and complicated psychological drama. The story is based upon the formation of a convent set high in a Himalayan valley within the walls of a former palace which has an unexpected “humanizing” effect on it’s new inhabitants – a group of nuns who attempt to “civilize” the local population by opening a school for girls and nursing facility. Despite their best efforts the nuns are faced with worldly issues which eventually threaten their mission and their very lives (Klaus Ming September 2009).

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This entry was posted on 09/25/2009 by in 1001 List, 1940s, All and tagged , .
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