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Black Venus Blu Ray

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Between The Secret of the Grain, 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.

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Description

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Brand-new appreciation of Black Venus and the cinema of Abdellatif Kechiche by critic Neil Young
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Run Time: 162 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2010
  • Region Code: 1

Actor:

  • Yahima Torres
  • Andre Jacobs
  • Olivier Gourmet

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche

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