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Black Narcissus 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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Adaptation of the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden. A group of nuns face challenges in the hostile environment of a remote old Himalayan palace that they wish to make a convent.
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Series cast summary:
Gemma Arterton ...  Sister Clodagh 3 episodes, 2020
Aisling Franciosi ...  Sister Ruth 3 episodes, 2020
Nila Aalia ...  Angu Ayah 3 episodes, 2020
Patsy Ferran ...  Sister Blanche 3 episodes, 2020
Rosie Cavaliero ...  Sister Briony 3 episodes, 2020
Gianni Gonsalves Gianni Gonsalves ...  Srimati Rai 3 episodes, 2020
Soumil Malla ...  Joseph Anthony 3 episodes, 2020
Alessandro Nivola ...  Mr Dean 3 episodes, 2020
Wayne Llewellyn Wayne Llewellyn ...  Sannyasi 3 episodes, 2020
Dipika Kunwar Dipika Kunwar ...  Kanchi 3 episodes, 2020
Chaneil Kular ...  Dilip Rai 3 episodes, 2020
Karen Bryson ...  Sister Philippa 2 episodes, 2020
Jim Broadbent ...  Father Roberts 2 episodes, 2020
Diana Rigg ...  Mother Dorothea 2 episodes, 2020
Aashish Shrestha ...  Phuba 2 episodes, 2020
Gina McKee ...  Sister Adela 2 episodes, 2020
Prabal Sonam Ghising Prabal Sonam Ghising ...  Pin 2 episodes, 2020
Komal Ghambole Komal Ghambole ...  Samya 2 episodes, 2020
Kulvinder Ghir ...  General Toda Rai 2 episodes, 2020
Charlie Maher ...  Con 2 episodes, 2020
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During the latter years of British rule in India, ambitious young nun Sister Clodagh heads a mission to a remote part of the Himalayas. The palace of Mopu has been donated by General Toda Rai, who hopes the Sisters of St. Faith will rid the 'House of Women' of unhappy memories connected to his late sister, Srimati. Written by Canon y mus

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The primary narrative is set in 1934. See more »

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Remake of Black Narcissus (1947) See more »

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Enjoyable, aside from the cringe-worthy fake scenery
25 November 2020 | by Valentijn78See all my reviews

The story was interesting enough, and much better than the usual fare in the "nuns + supernatural" genre. The acting was excellent, as well as the script, though a little slow: basically it's a three hour suspense/drama movie, not a series.

The elephant in the room (or behind the palace) was the fake scenery. This could have been a minor flaw in the execution, except that the fake view was heavily featured throughout, with the apparent intent to be awe-inspiring. But it just seemed to be an actual vista inserted onto a green screen behind the palace set, and/or via CGI. And then when certain effects were added to the skyline to further the plot, they looked hopelessly amateurish and even more fake.


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23 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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Jomsom, Nepal See more »

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