Black Venus

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  • Genre(s): History Drama
  • Release year: 2010
  • Running time: 162 min
“Black Venus is the powerful true story of Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman who was brought to London by her master to be exploited as a sideshow attraction. Free and enslaved at the same time, the “Hottentot Venus” became an icon in the slums,... read more

“Black Venus is the powerful true story of Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman who was brought to London by her master to be exploited as a sideshow attraction. Free and enslaved at the same time, the “Hottentot Venus” became an icon in the slums, eventually ending up in Paris as a sexual slave and the subject of dubious scientific study. Acclaimed director Abdellatif Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain) brings Baartman’s tragic yet unforgettable tale to life in this “supremely accomplished journey” (THE INDEPENDENT).”

Original Release

10/27/2010

Cast

Yaima Torres Saartjie 'Sarah' Baartman
Andre Jacobs Hendrick Caezar
Elina Lowensohn Jeanne
Olivier Gourmet Réaux
François Marthouret Georges Cuvier
Rémi Martin Le premier client du bordel
Jean-Christophe Bouvet Charles Mercailler, le journaliste
Jean-Jacques Moreau Henri de Blainville
Jean-Louis Dupont Le premier scientifique
Olivier Loustau Le hussard
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Abdellatif Kechiche

Writers

Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix

Cast

Yaima Torres Saartjie 'Sarah' Baartman
Andre Jacobs Hendrick Caezar
Elina Lowensohn Jeanne
Olivier Gourmet Réaux
François Marthouret Georges Cuvier
Rémi Martin Le premier client du bordel
Jean-Christophe Bouvet Charles Mercailler, le journaliste
Jean-Jacques Moreau Henri de Blainville
Jean-Louis Dupont Le premier scientifique
Olivier Loustau Le hussard
Ralph Amoussou Harry, le premier domestique
Bouraouïa Marzouk Une femme
Michel Gionti Jean-Baptiste Berré
Jonathan Pienaar Alexander Dunlop
Cyril Favre Le premier aide naturaliste
Dominique Ratonnat Le 2e aide naturaliste
Didier Bourguignon Le 3e aide naturaliste
Patrick Albenque Zachary Macaulay
Christian Erickson Lord Ellenborough
Nigel Hollidge Maître Gazely

Producers

Editors

Ghalia Lacroix, Albertine Lastera, Camille Toubkis, Laurent Rouan

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