About

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...

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Directed by

Abdellatif Kechiche

Written by

Abdellatif Kechiche (Writer)
Ghalia Lacroix (Writer)

Runtime

159 minutes

Country

France, Belgium

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

london, england paris, france france prostitution racism brothel colonialism south africa aristocrat poverty humiliation sexually transmitted disease pneumonia domestic life exhibition anatomist african woman