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Black Narcissus

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Original title
Black Narcissus
Running time
100 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Brian Easdale
Jack Cardiff
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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.
1947: 2 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography color, Art Direction color
1947: Golden Globes: Best Cinematography
1947: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Deborah Kerr)
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