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Black Venus - © Mk2

Black Venus

A Feature film by Abdellatif Kechiche

Produced by mk2 films

Release in France : 27/10/2010

    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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    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    mk2 films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    mk2 films

    Co-production :

    France 2 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    mk2 films

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    International releases (16)

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    Photos (7)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive 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

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    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)