- Original title
- Running time
- 100 min.
- United Kingdom
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Drama | Religion. Psychological Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- Five young British nuns are invited to move to a windy "palace", former house of the concubines of an old general, in the top of a mountain in Mopu, Himalaya, to raise the convent of Saint Faith Order, a school for children and girls, and an infirmary for the local dwellers. Sister Clodagh is assigned as the superior sister, and her liaison with civilization is the rude government agent Mr. Dean. The lonely and exotic place and the presence of Mr. 'Dean awake the innermost desires in the flesh of the sisters, and Sister Ruth becomes mad with the temptation.
: 2 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography color, Art Direction color
: Golden Globes: Best Cinematography
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Deborah Kerr)
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