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  1. Bernardo Crastes's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    As Dean says, everything is exaggerated in that place, and he's not wrong. I think that stopped me from connecting to the characters or the situations. However, the story is compelling and interesting, and the tension between the characters (and between the characters and their surroundings) drives the movie well enough.

  2. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    A slant rhyme for y'all: Before the Pope was ever young There were a couple of horny nuns.

  3. Cependant's rating of the film Black Narcissus

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Splendide et magnifique mélodrame ! www.cinefiches.com

  5. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Always feel divided about this one. Behind the cinematographic bravura is a rather creaky melodrama and some uncomfortable orientalist/colonial treatments that have not aged well. But what cinematography, what colours! The sensuality, sexuality, repression and madness are extraordinarily represented, and even if the whole doesn't work for me, it remains a unique visual and sensory experience.

  6. cansu m's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    women on the verge of breakdown omgggg

  7. G. Thomas Esmay's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    9.5/10. Though not all the cause-and-effect of the story makes sense to me--Sister Ruth's madness seems rather sudden--BLACK NARCISSUS is one of the most visually arresting films I have seen.

  8. JJJ's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    The visuals alone are worth 5 stars. It's absolutely Five stars for the visuals alone. Incredible that this was all accomplished on a set. One gets sucked into the beauty and strangeness of Mopu. The film combines the clean, precise, warm, and cinematic storytelling visuals of the Archers with an understated (until the final climax) sense of inner torment that I haven't seen in any of their other works.

  9. opandadodavid's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    "Black Narcissus" é como um adolescente de 15 anos que fuma o seu 1º cigarro: dá a 1ª passa e tosse, não habituado ao fumo que lhe invade o interior da boca, a découpage agridoce e planos aproximados das expressões hiperbólicas daqueles seres de branco não nos parecem fazer sentido. (continua no comentário)

  10. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Rewatched and re-loved. Michael Powell: a genius.

  11. Nabil Hamzaki's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    "What would Christ have done?"

  12. Jonathan Smith's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Absolutely stunning work as usual from Powell & Pressburger. It's quite amazing how the duo managed to cultivate a sense of time and place so powerfully without ever stepping foot into India. Deborah Kerr superbly anchors the film & encapsulates the surge of hysteria that threatens to destroy the nuns religious conviction. The whole production truly whisks you away in its drama & leaves you so sad when its all over.

  13. Katherine Lo's rating of the film Black Narcissus

  14. Tibulle85's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    (3,5/5) "Le vent qui vient à travers la montagne me rendra fou". Ce vers de Hugo a été écrit pour ce film, qui aborde de front la question de la frustration sexuelle dans les ordres religieux (en rappelant au passage que le catholicisme sait aussi y faire en matière de voile intégral). Les pathologies mentales sont au cœur du travail des réalisateurs. Mais un orientalisme (très) désuet tire l'ensemble vers le bas...

  15. Levi Miah's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    This slow burning and erotically charged tale of id vs super-ego features some of the best cinematography put to film. The foreboding tension underlying the first two thirds of the film helps it to transcend a generic 40s romantic atmosphere, then it delivers a stunning final act that twists into almost giallo in visuals with familiar thriller undertones - only 30 years earlier. A must see!

  16. DrFirestone's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Stunning locations, costumes, set details, great Technicolor cinematography. Unforgettable performances, especially Kathleen Byron as Sister Ruth. Unfortunately, the story is rather unfocused, there are elements of a love story, drama, thriller, even a horror, but there's something about the way these elements are connected that left me wondering what this film was actually about.

  17. Steve G.'s rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Entrancing psychological melodrama from the best double act their side of Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke. It's awful pretty an' all, innit?

  18. Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Want a story of nuns? Look The Beguiled (Don SIEGEL). The Nepalese exotism tempts you, Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Fritz LANG) will do. Except for great landscapes, this is macho & cutesy soap. === Vous voulez une histoire de nonnes? Revoir les Proies de Don SIEGEL. L'exotisme népalais vous tente, Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Fritz LANG) fera l'affaire. A part les paysages & le spectacle, ceci est macho, mièvre & longuet.

  19. tealeaves's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    So thoughtful and yet also sort of camp. It is a good film about women, and about imperialism.

  20. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    Nuns being mortified by a pair of long bare male legs heheh too much! A beautiful production nonetheless.

  21. ssolf's rating of the film Black Narcissus

  22. Wen's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    So I will save the lotus leaves to listen to the falling rain

  23. tintinmugshot's rating of the film Black Narcissus

  24. captainfez's rating of the film Black Narcissus

    High altitude melodrama. Luxurious and amazing.

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