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Between Couscous, winner of three César Awards, and the Cannes triumph of Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche made Black Venus, a stark portrait of the life of Saartjie Baartman, also known as the 'Hottentot Venus'.

Baartman 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…

Centred on a remarkable performance by Cuban actor Yahima Torres as Baartman, Black Venus provides a bleak but barbed exploration of sex, science, race, colonialism and social attitudes.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Brand-new appreciation of Black Venus and the cinema of Abdellatif Kechiche by critic Neil Young
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring and original newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
studio:
  • Arrow Academy
Run Time:
  • 162 mins approx.
Director:
  • Abdellatif Kechiche
Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
  • Yahima Torres
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.85:1
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 2018
Main Language:
  • French / English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Region:
  • 2
Brand:
  • Arrow Academy

Black Venus

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Between Couscous, winner of three César Awards, and the Cannes triumph of Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche made Black Venus, a stark portrait of the life of Saartjie Baartman, also known as the 'Hottentot Venus'.

Baartman 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…

Centred on a remarkable performance by Cuban actor Yahima Torres as Baartman, Black Venus provides a bleak but barbed exploration of sex, science, race, colonialism and social attitudes.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Brand-new appreciation of Black Venus and the cinema of Abdellatif Kechiche by critic Neil Young
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring and original newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
studio:
  • Arrow Academy
Run Time:
  • 162 mins approx.
Director:
  • Abdellatif Kechiche
Certificate:
  • 15
Actor:
  • Yahima Torres
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.85:1
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 2018
Main Language:
  • French / English
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Region:
  • 2
Brand:
  • Arrow Academy
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