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Black Venus (2010)
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Black Venus (2010)
Original name: Vénus noire
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 159 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, prostitution, captivity, physical appearance, humiliation, rebelliousness, society, social misfits, poverty, exploitation, shame, racial violence, rape, violence against women, violence against a woman, brothel, exhibition, colonialism, confined, misfit, rebellion, idealism, aristocrat, pneumonia, sexually transmitted disease ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, south africa, europe, france, london

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Duration: 106 min.
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The Marchers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1983, in France experiencing intolerance and racial violence , three young teens and the priest Minguettes launching a largely peaceful march for equality and against racism, over 1,000 km between Marseille and Paris . Despite the difficulties ...
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Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
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One Nation, One King (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: realistic, factual, tense, captivating
Plot: french revolution, king of france, french history, politics, martial law, arrest, execution, interrogation, poverty, feminism, female nudity, tree ...
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, rebel, life is a bitch, society, political unrest, rebelliousness, religions or cults, state affairs, tragic event, christianity, war, swede ...
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House of Tolerance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
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Plot: prostitute, brothel, female nudity, sexploitation, sexual abuse, coitus, disfigurement, violence against women, fondling, debauchery, confined, lust ...
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Duration: 110 min.
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The Last Supper (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 120 min.
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Plot: racism, rebellion, christianity, landlord, slavery, plantation, satire, religions or cults, righting the wronged, interracial relations, culture clash, discrimination ...
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The Gate (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot's Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity.
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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
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Duration: 102 min.
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
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 6.4
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Duration: 116 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough
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That Night in Varennes (1982)
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Duration: 99 min.
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Selma (2014)
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Country: UK, USA, France
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Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, idealism, african american, discrimination, americana, fighting the system, racial segregation ...
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Comrades (1986)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 183 min.
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Style: stylized, atmospheric, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
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 5.1
 328
Falling Star (2014)
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Genre: Drama
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