About

A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh, are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. They work to establish a school and a hospital, but slowly their focus shifts. Sister Ruth falls for a government worker, Mr. Dean, and begins to question her vow of celibacy. As Sister Ruth obsesses over Mr. Dean, Sister Cloda...

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Written by

Michael Powell (Writer)
Emeric Pressburger (Writer)
Rumer Godden (Novel)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

A story of exquisite yearning in a strange and beautiful land. Towering over the screen ... as the mountains that saw it happen.

Cast

Keywords

mountain based on novel or book christian india forbidden love himalaya nun bengal

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Lists

#165 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#236 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#2 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Color

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color