Black Narcissus Movie Review Summary

Actors: Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons

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BLACK NARCISSUS was directed by english directors MichaŽl Powell and Emeric Pressburger in 1948. We are in the middle of the Himalaya mountains, in an ancient palast given to the Order of Mary by the Maharadjah of this region. Deborah Kerr does have the difficult task to command those nuns driven mad by the howling wind that never stops. A pure marvel.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes because he/she is    -   mentally ill Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Christian    -   Indian Indian Woman/class/friends story?    -   woman's story Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   falling off Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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