Yes this is not a film for the faint hearted, it is extremely graphic and harsh in its direction to say the least and certainly long at 2 hours 40 minutes comparable with the Hobbit which I saw on new Years Eve.
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The same applied for the ending although there were some explanatory subtitles and compensating visual glimpses of when she was returned to South Africa.
There was a lack of cohesion at times in the transition from going London to Paris and then later when Saartje found herself in the Brothels.
I suggest that there are a lot of other movies out there who will shock and offend you a whole lot more than this one. Unlike the spectators shown throughout the film, we have the benefit of a greater education and enhanced knowledge but abuse such as Saartje Baartman is shown to endure in the movie, goes on to this day.
Yes, she drank and smoked and was inevitably sensitive and temperamental given her real life role play but this is indeed an extraordinary film about an extraordinary woman who is extraordinary for her courage and determination and not so unordinary from any other woman except for her buttocks and her labia, according to the medical scientists.
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Not a contradiction in terms exactly. What we see in this film is no different from what still goes on in our world today but in a different way. The standard of acting in this film is excellent. We should watch this film and want to be shocked.
On a general note, there is no swearing or offensive violence, despite the harsh treatment Saartje Baartman endured while away from South Africa. The film is an artistic portrayal of a dignified South African tribal woman who is abused and misled once she arrives first to England and then later to Paris.
The explanation in the movie is all too bland and passed over for the most part. However, it lacks artistic direction and balance.VENICE -- A punishing shocker of a film, "Black Venus" is not one that will be easily forgotten by audiences who stick out its nearly three hour running time.
Director Abdellatif Kechiche entices. Oct 27, · Sortie le 27 octobre La critique sur killarney10mile.com, le cinéma d'hier et aujourdhui. A l'occasion des Rendez-vous du cinéma français à ParisAdèle Exarchopoulos revient, en compagnie d'Isabelle Giordano, directrice générale d'UniFrance, sur la réception critique et publique mondiale réservée au film d'Abdellatif Kechiche.
Writer/director Abdellatif Kechiche makes sure of and I do wonder if the reactions to Venus Noire will be similar to a film like Director Kechiche’s film. Biographie Débuts comme acteur.
Né en Tunisie, Abdellatif Kechiche arrive avec ses parents à Nice à l'âge de six ans. Enfant d'ouvriers, il est tôt confronté au racisme et au mépris de classe .Passionné de théâtre, il suit les cours d'art dramatique du Conservatoire d'Antibes. Le film suivant enBezness, confirme son talent avec un Prix d'interprétation à Namur.
C'est alors qu'il décide de passer à la réalisation. décrit le quotidien difficile d'un sans-papiers et ses rencontres amoureuses sur un ton doux-amer qui séduit la critique. Vénus noire.
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