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Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Yahima Torres

Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Yahima Torres

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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 her South African home as a 21-year-old and shipped to Georgian London, where she would be caged and exhibited as an exhibit in a freak show. Presented semi-nude, she was the centre of a racist, exoticised spectacle, with viewers were invited to gawp at her anatomy.

Centred on a remarkable performance by Cuban actor Yahima Torres as Baartman, Black Venus provides a bleak, barbed exploration of sex, race, and colonialism. 

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 her South African home as a 21-year-old and shipped to Georgian London, where she would be caged and exhibited as an exhibit in a freak show. Presented semi-nude, she was the centre of a racist, exoticised spectacle, with viewers were invited to gawp at her anatomy.

Centred on a remarkable performance by Cuban actor Yahima Torres as Baartman, Black Venus provides a bleak, barbed exploration of sex, race, and colonialism. 

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SKU 5027035019031
Catalogue Number FCD1734
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2010
Director Abdellatif Kechiche
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Colour Colour
Sound 5.1 DTS-HD
Subtitles English
Language(s) French, English
Running time 165 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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