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Black Narcissus


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Jean Simmons as Kanchi
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Sabu as The Young General
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Deborah Kerr as Sister Clodagh
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783.12 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 41 min
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English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 41 min
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Reviewed by evanston_dad10 / 10

A Hypnotic and Dazzling Film

This spellbinding movie from that spellbinding film-making team (Powell and Pressburger) is another entry in the long line of literary and film stories that revolve around British restraint and repression unraveling under the force of mysterious foreign cultures (usually Eastern and frequently Indian),and it's one of the best.

A group of nuns travel to the Himalayas to do missionary work among the natives, but instead find themselves coming under the mystical spell of the place and people around them. Deborah Kerr is stunning as the head nun, who's determined to maintain order and British civility at all costs. I still can't decide whether this or "The Innocents" (1961) gave her her best role. At the other extreme is Kathleen Byron's Sister Ruth, who renounces her vows, paints her lips bright red, and engages in a fierce battle of wills with Kerr. What follows is a film that is surprisingly sexual, erotic and wild.

Powell and Pressburger are experts at using color. Instead of employing their Technicolor to simply make their film look pretty, the color almost becomes a character in itself, creating a feverish, hyper-realistic glow to the film. Legendary cameraman Jack Cardiff is responsible for the sterling and Oscar-winning cinematography. Equally stunning is the art direction, which created very realistic mountains out of papier-mache.

A simply sensational film, one that holds up completely and could be watched again and again. This and "Out of the Past" vie in my esteem for best film released in 1947.

Grade: A+

Reviewed by MartinHafer5 / 10

what the heck?!?!

There must be two DIFFERENT movies out there called BLACK NARCISSUS. Because one has a more than respectable score of 8.0 on IMDb and is described as a dandy film about the Himalayas. The one I saw was a really slow and dull film about some nuns who seemed pretty crazy--absolutely, inexplicably crazy! I could tell this was definitely nothing like the exquisite NUN'S STORY--a very engaging and intelligently written film about a nun serving in the Congo. Instead, you have terribly flawed and screwed up nuns that seemed so ill-adjusted that you question whether or not they were capable of helping any person in any locale! To me, it was just poorly written and totally unconvincing. And, apart from Atheists who are looking for a film that makes Anglican nuns look bad, I can't see how any other person would be interested in this film--that is, apart from watching its beautiful visuals. Yes, the film is a beautiful color film. However, as far as the character themselves go, they lack color or even coherence.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird10 / 10


What a beautiful film. The story may be occasionally sleepy, but everything else compensates. The script is very well written, the film is well scored and Brian Easdale's music is beautiful. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's direction is wonderful as well, and the acting is great. Kathaleen Byron's eye-rolling jealousy makes the film even more interesting and her scene with Deborah Kerr(who also gives a great performance) on the bell tower is an absolute classic. Sabu as a wealthy loyal general and Jean Simmons as the native girl give some spice too. But what made Black Narcissus were its visuals, they are absolutely gorgeous, the cinematography is incredibly lush and the stylised Himilayan scenery is beautiful. Overall, a stunning film. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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