Black Narcissus 1947 Vs 2020

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Black Narcissus is a 1947 British psychological drama film written, produced, and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and starring Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, Sabu, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight, and Jean Simmons. The title refers to the Caron perfume Narcisse noir. Based on the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden, the film revolves around the growing tensions within a small convent of Anglican nuns who are trying to establish a school and hospital in the old palace of an Indian Raja at the top of an isolated mountain above a fertile valley in the Himalayas. The palace has ancient Indian erotic paintings on its walls and is run by the agent of the Indian general who owns it, an attractive middle-aged Englishman who is normally dressed only in shorts and is a source of sexual attraction for the nuns, each of whom had a love affair in her youth that ended tragically and made her choose a nun's life.

Black Narcissus is an upcoming drama miniseries, based on the 1939 novel of the same name by Rumer Godden. The series will also mark one of the final performances for Diana Rigg who died in September 2020. The miniseries is set to premiere on November 23, 2020 on FX.
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