Black Venus (Venus Noire)
Black Venus (Venus Noire) (2011)

A woman turned into a sideshow attraction by those who imagine themselves her superiors struggles to maintain her dignity in this drama based on a true story. Sarah "Saartjie" Baartma (Yahima Torres) was born in South Africa but… More

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Rated: PG-13
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DVD Release Date: August 23, 2011
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Laura Clifford
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Tunisian born...director Abdellatif Kechiche ("The Secret of the Grain") has been making films about the immigrant experience in his adopted France, all involving theatricality of one form or another.

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Kent Turner

Voyeuristic and powerful

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Simon Miraudo

It may not cover any new ground (we've seen this all before in The Elephant Man and even King Kong...), but Black Venus certainly gives the audience more than enough time to ponder the larger questions it raises.

Joseph Proimakis
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