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Black Venus / Vénus Noire (2010) - Trailer

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Uploaded on Nov 24, 2010

Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
Produced by mk2
Genres : Fiction - Runtime : 2 h 39 min
Rating restrictions : Under 12
French release : 27/10/2010
Production year : 2010

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...

More info : http://en.unifrance.org/movie/30602/b...

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