BLACK VENUS

VENUS NOIRE

By Abdellatif KECHICHE

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Drama - Completed 2010


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& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2010
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    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 159 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Abdellatif KECHICHE
    • Writer(s)
    • Abdellatif KECHICHE, Ghalya LACROIX
    • Producer(s)
    • Charles GILLIBERT (MK2), Marin KARMITZ (MK2), Nathanael KARMITZ (MK2), .
    • Synopsis
    • Paris, 1817, inside the Royal Academy of Medecine. "I have never seen a human head more similar to that of an ape's." Standing in front of a cast made of Saartjie Baartman's body, anatomist Georges Cuvier is categorical. A group of his distinguished colleagues cheers. Seven years earlier, Saartjie left South Africa with her master Caezar and abandoned her body to the audiences of London's freak shows. Both free and a slave, she was the icon of the slums, the "Hottentot Venus" who was sacrificed to the mirage of golden success.
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