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Black Venus Blu-Ray

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Between Couscous, winner of three César Awards, and the Cannes triumph of Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche made Black Venus, a stark portrait of the life of Saartjie Baartman, also known as the ‘Hottentot Venus’.

Baartman was taken from South African home as a 21-year-old and shipped to Georgian London, where she would be caged and exhibited as a freak show. Presented semi-nude, her physique – especially her large buttocks – was the source of much curiosity. But as her ‘fame’ spread, so too did her exploitation…

Centred on a remarkable performance by Cuban actor Yahima Torres as Baartman, Black Venus provides a bleak but barbed exploration of sex, science, race, colonialism and social attitudes.
SKU: 5027035019031

Details

Actors: Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche

Special Features: Brand new appreciation of Black Venus and the cinema of Abdellatif Kechiche, Theatrical Trailer

Release Year: 2010

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More Information

Format: Blu-Ray

Label: Arrow Video

Region Coding: Region B

Language: French, English

Subtitles: English

Case Type: Blu-Ray Case

Technical Details

Run Time: 162 mins

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Video Format: PAL