Venus Noire, La (Black Venus)

A FILM BY Abdellatif Kechiche

Riveting ?phenomenal
-Melissa Anderson, THE VILLAGE VOICE
Le réalisateur de "L'Esquive" livre un film à la force tellurique!
-Le Monde
Comment Kechiche s'en sort-il? Avec maestria


“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).”

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: French, Afrikaans, English
Genre: Drama, History
Running Time: 159 min.
Year: 2010


Olivier Gourmet
Yahima Torres
Andre Jacobs
Abdellatif Kechiche