• zugenia

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by zugenia 02 May, 2015

    The Nitrate Picture Show at the Eastman House. The weave of the nun's habits, and the glowing blue of a mental blackout.


  • JimmyDean

    ★★★★½ Watched by JimmyDean 16 May, 2015

    Oh man, the Technicolor is so beautiful. Much like with Douglas Sirk, colour feels like a character in Powell and Pressburger's films, and in here it feeds into the strange atmosphere that flows through Black Narcissus. Powell and Pressburger pushed the boundaries of storytelling and subtext, and it makes for gripping viewing as everything very slowly unfolds.

    Two of Britain's all-time greats make films I can't help but love, and I just want to watch more and more.


  • revchu

    ★★★½ Watched by revchu 28 Apr, 2015

    I see a serious lack of discipline in this here order.


  • Colin

    ★★★★ Watched by Colin 28 Apr, 2015

    Nuns go nuts! Some repressed nuns, all decked out in virginal white, troop off to a frightening looking "palace" placed precariously on the edge of a giant cliff, where it looks like if you sneezed the whole thing would topple right over. The nuns are going to turn this place into a one-stop "civilizing" shop for the natives, but wouldn't you know it, it's the nuns who are going to learn some hard lessons. They must confront their devotion to…


  • KateSherrod

    ★★★★ Watched by KateSherrod 26 Apr, 2015

    Glorious fake Himalayan scenery! Fantastic old school performances! ALL THE MELODRAMA!.


  • JohnAllegretti

    Watched by JohnAllegretti 22 Jul, 2014

    Owned - Blu-Ray


  • A.C. Neel

    ★★★★ Watched by A.C. Neel 20 Apr, 2015

    About a group of nuns that try to establish a convent in the Himalayas, this is a haunting film that raises a myriad of interesting questions about faith, cultural imperialism, and the tensions between asceticism and sensuality. Strikingly filmed and well-acted, if a bit stodgy at times.


  • S_MTX

    ★★★½ Rewatched by S_MTX 15 Apr, 2015

    Very beautiful looking film. An impressive technical accomplishment. Has great atmosphere but is very cold and soulless. There are no bad performances here. I just don't think the material is strong enough. It ends up going in a weird direction. I get the main point but the execution just makes its ideas of sexual repression seem kind of goofy. Not my personal favorite from Powell & Pressburger but it is a unique beast for sure.


  • Evan

    ★★★★ Watched by Evan 10 Apr, 2015

    You’d think this would be a dreary feel-good movie for the missionary set, but in fact Black Narcissus is eerie and erotic melodrama, that, by the climax, starts flirting with horror as Sister Ruth goes mad for sex and freedom, dashing red hues across the Himalayas.

    Powell thought of this as his most erotic movie, and boy, is it erotic. There’s something almost haunting about the wordless submissive-dominant flirtations between Kanchi (Jean Simmons) and the Young General (Sabu). Simmons is,…


  • Chaz_420

    ★★★★★ Added by Chaz_420

    guess how much work I got done today...................Nun.


  • Chris Hormann

    ★★★★½ Watched by Chris Hormann 04 Apr, 2015

    An astonishingly beautiful Technicolor production, from the legendary team of Powell & Pressburger, soaked in repressed eroticism and tested faith.

    A wonderful cast is led by Deborah Kerr as the Sister Superior of the convent outpost who slowly loses control of her charges and her own faith. However she is outshone by Kathleen Byron as Sister Ruth, who begins the film as the most fragile of the order and descends from there. Her final scenes are terrifying and she completely sells…


  • martin martin kochany

    ★★★★★ Added by martin martin kochany

    So erotic intense and suppressed