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Black Venus - © Mk2

Black Venus

A Feature film by Abdellatif Kechiche

Produced by MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Release in France : 27/10/2010

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Actors (9)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Film exports/foreign sales :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Co-production :

France 2 Cinéma

French distribution :

MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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Synopsis

Paris, 1817, within the Académie Royale de Médecine. "I've never seen a human head that so closely resembles a monkey's." Anatomist Georges Cuvier is categorical when looking at the cast made of Saartjie Baartman's body. A panel of distinguished colleagues applauds the demonstration. Seven years earlier, Saartjie left South Africa with her master Caezar and was exhibited to the London public in carnival freakshows. A free and fettered woman, she was the icon of the lower depths, the "Hottentot Venus" promised the mirage of a glittering rise in the world...

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Black Venus

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Photos (7)

Full credits (11)

Line producer :

Claire Dornoy

Directors of Photography :

Lubomir Bakchev, Sofian El Fani

Press Attachés (film) :

Monica Donati, Anne-Charlotte Gilard

Assistant editor :

Mathilde Cousin

Casting :

Anne Frémiot, Monya Galbi

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

French, English, Afrikaans, Dutch

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Yes

Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :

2010

French release :

27/10/2010

Runtime :

2 h 39 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

122.112

Visa issue date :

25/10/2010

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Audio format :

Dolby SRD

Rating restrictions :

Under 12

Posters (4)

Director

News (10)

Festival Selections (26)

Lumiere Awards - 2011

Lumiere Awards (France, 2011)

Selection

Révélation féminine : Yahima Torres

Venice International Film Festival  - 2010

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2010)

Selection

Official Competition

Delegations (6)

Presskit (2)

Website (2)