Black Narcissus Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1758

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 42

Theatrical Release Date: 08/13/1947

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/20/2010

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Actors: Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, May Hallatt, Jenny Laird

Plot: A young nun is promoted to Mother Superior of a convent in the mountains of an Asian country. She may, or may not, make it through the year. -- sapien

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Rating of
1.5/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 10/20/2012

Beautifully shot but ridiculously dated melodrama about nuns resisting temptation in the form of roguish David Farrar amidst the quaint and "child-like" natives who "all look alike". Worth watching for the visuals (many shots seem like a framed oil painting) but the hysterical melodrama and stodgy dialogue will put many (myself included) off.

Rating of
2/4

sapien - wrote on 09/04/2012

The racism was a little too thick for my tastes. But, the plot was somewhat interesting. And, the scenery was amazing!

Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/17/2012

There's a lot going on here and some of the social and religious subplots didn't quite work for me, as they were approached too matter-a-factly and without a lot of depth. What really does work, though, is the love triangle that drives the film's striking climax. Kathleen Byron, as a mentally unhinged nun, steals every scene with her mad gaze.

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