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Black Narcissus

This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Powell and 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 it's art direction and cinematography , Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema’s true visionaries.


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Running Time: 1hr 40mins

BBFC Advice: U

Director(s): Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

Country of Origin: UK

Year of release:

Language(s): English

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