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Black Narcissus

Plagued by uncertainties and worldly desires, five Protestant missionary nuns, led by Deborah Kerr's Sister Clodagh, struggle to establish a school in the desolate Himalayas. All the elements of cinematic arts are perfectly fused in Powell and Pressburger's fascinating study of the age-old conflict between the spirit and the flesh, set against the grandeur of the snowcapped peaks of Kanchenjunga.

Year: 1947
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Classic Drama, Film Festivals 1990, Nick's Favourites, Best of the 1940s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Classic Cinema
Country: UK
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Sabu, Jean Simmons
Duration: 90 Minutes
Rating: PG
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Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films

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