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Le Conte du ventre plein.jpg
Directed by Melvin Van Peebles
Produced by Jean-Pierre Saire,
Yves Pasquier
Written by Melvin Van Peebles
Starring Andréa Ferréol
Jacques Boudet
Music by Melvin Van Peebles
Cinematography Philippe Pavans de Ceccatty
Edited by Catherine D'Hoir
Distributed by Euripide Distribution
Release date
June 28, 2000
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language French

Le Conte du ventre plein (international English title: Bellyful) is a 2000 film written and directed by Melvin Van Peebles.

Plot summary[edit]

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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