Rent Black Venus (2010)

3.4 of 5 from 57 ratings
2h 40min
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Synopsis:
Baartman (Yahima Torres) 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...'Black Venus' provides a bleak but barbed exploration of sex, science, race, colonialism and social attitudes.
Actors:
Yahima Torres, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Alix Serman, , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Charles Gillibert, Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz
Writers:
Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix
Aka:
Vénus Noire
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
160 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/05/2018
Run Time:
162 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Brand-new appreciation of 'Black Venus' and the cinema of Abdellatif Kechiche by critic Neil Young Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Black Venus

Mute and still unknown - Black Venus review by EA

Spoiler Alert
21/02/2021

Very uncomfortable and pretty voyeuristic. The film starts where Sarah Baartman's remains are discussed by French scientists as evidence of racial inferiority. Then the film moves to early 19th century London where Sarah Baartman is billed as the Hottentot Venus performing to crowds as a sort of sub human curiosity,acting out racist tropes about Africa. She is mute, weighed down with intense sadness,often drinking . Her situation is picked up by lawyers concerned she is being enslaved. The benevolent court didnt ring : slavery was still practised in the colonies-so why the concern about her? In the moment when Sarah meets 2 Black servants, we could have heard her story but this doesn't happen.

The film picks up when Sarah goes to Paris

She continues to be exploited-used as a stimulant for the orgies of the aristocracy; then in a brothel , again where she is used to stimulate perverse or illicit desires. Some details of Sarah's life come to light. But soon, diagnosed as having some STD, she dies.

The story of Sarah Baartman is still unknown.

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