|Directed by||Melvin Van Peebles|
|Produced by||Jean-Pierre Saire,
|Written by||Melvin Van Peebles|
|Music by||Melvin Van Peebles|
|Cinematography||Philippe Pavans de Ceccatty|
|Edited by||Catherine D'Hoir|
|Distributed by||Euripide Distribution|
|June 28, 2000|
Le Conte du ventre plein (international English title: Bellyful) is a 2000 film written and directed by Melvin Van Peebles.
A conservative couple masquerade as liberal do-gooders in late 60's France. With orders piling up at their bistro, The Full Belly, Loretta and Henri, self-described "pillars of the community," hire Diamantine as a waitress in order to give a poor black orphan a chance at a better life. At home, they tell their trusting, new live-in employee that she's "one of the family," yet in town they encourage widespread disapproval of her. When they convince her to carry an extended joke to full term - pretending she's pregnant - Diamantine, and a slightly shady friend of the couple, Jan, become entangled in an elaborate charade.
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