#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does nothing but exhibit her as a freak in a phony and humiliating carnival show. After a series of troubles caused by their act, Caesar, Saartje and their new friend, bear-tamer Réaux, head for Paris where once again, and against her will, she has to mimic savagery and expose her body, first in carnivals, then in the aristocratic salons of Paris, later on among the libertines and finally in brothels where she ends up being a prostitute. In the meantime, French anatomists will have taken an interest in her unusual anatomy (enormous buttocks and labia) only to declare her the missing link from ape to man. In 1815, aged only 27, she dies alone, of a combination of pneumonia and venereal disease.
Plot: The true story of Saartjes Baartman, a black South African worker who moves to London with her master in the early 19th century. Although she dreams of being an artist, once in Europe she is exploited as a sideshow attraction due to her large buttocks and genitalia.
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A Difficult True Story to Tell Done Well
This film is NOT for the faint of heart. Nothing is censored, just the bare naked (literally) truth. Black Venus tells the true story of Sarah (Baptized name) Baartman, a South African woman of Khoisan descent who in the early 19th century was led on false pretenses of fame and fortune to England only to be exploited for her body.
I watched this film with a basic understanding of Sarah’s biography. With this in mind, I am a little surprised that the film didn’t get a higher rating. Yes, it is difficult to watch. Yes, it shows exploitation and abuse at its finest (if that’s even the correct word to use here). Yes, there is shocking and pornographic scenes that are not suitable for the faint of heart. Yes, you will be disgusted.
But you should be. This is a very accurate portrayal of what happened to the true “Venus of Hottentot.” She was exploited for her body, people paid to touch her buttocks and her genitalia was a matter of scientific intrigue. This movie is not a pleasant watch, but the topic itself is not a pleasant truth. This is a dark side of history that is difficult to explore, and the director and the main actress do a wonderful job of portraying it as such.
History buffs, this film is for you – especially if you are interested in African/Women’s history. For the faint of heart, avoid this film – and for the curious, make sure you know fully well what you’re getting into.
Venus = Christ?
Was this film 3 hours long or fourteen? Kechiche takes us across borders (Africa / Europe, Dead / Living, Savage / Civilized) in a movie that has the gravitas and sensual weight of a kind of stations of the cross. The “Venus” is our Christ, suffering for and as the direct result of our sins, chief among those the blindness we call racism. Potently, even explosively mixed with virulent sexism, racism shapes the ever more horrible experience of the film’s subject, as she is reduced (figuratively and then literally) to an object. The film is gorgeous, infinitely wise about the costs of being marked (trapped in the legibly different body), smart about the role that money plays in the ongoing betrayal (if Judas saw this film he’d really feel rooked: the point is not to sell out Christ, the point is how many times you can–for an increasing price–take trust to market), and worth every minute of horrified attention. Then–you ask– why an “8”? Of course we are (as the film is eager to point out), as spectators, aligned with all those who want to look at this…complicated site of excitements–but we are also (in tight close-up for the tears that always start in Yahima Torres’ left eye) vaguely miserable with her (growling at the end of a chain is okay, being touched is–at first–not) and then…nowhere. Who was she? What did she (aside from bright red leather gloves and a tres joli hat) want? There’s something about this film, in other words, that seems just about as hard and cold and stiff as the plaster cast of the Hottentot, which seems always just on the verge of coming to life.
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 39 min (159 min) (USA), 2 hr 42 min (162 min) (France)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, History
Director Abdellatif Kechiche
Writer Abdellatif Kechiche (original scenario), Abdellatif Kechiche (adaptation), Ghalya Lacroix (adaptation)
Actors Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Löwensohn
Country France, Belgium
Awards 1 win & 5 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema, Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)