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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Aguirre ...
Mexican Housemaid
Susan Brecht ...
Comedian's Wife (as Susan Marie Brecht)
Coroner Mo Donahue
Crying Neighbor
Comedian / Bill Baker
Roosevelt Flenoury ...
David Flowers
Deborah Greenfield ...
Dancer / Woman at Reception
Joseph Grimm ...
Policeman in Station
Mario Larraza ...
Dying Teen
Christian Leffler ...
Young Man in Bar
Crime Lab Technician
Dead Prostitute


Jimmy joins a corrupt LAPD police force as a crime scene photographer. Soon, however, his life takes a turn for the worse as he descends into madness, rearranging evidence and victims to "resurrect" them through his pictures. Written by Becca <>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller



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6 February 2000 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,066 (USA) (26 September 2003)


$11,384 (USA) (10 October 2003)

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Russo: No.
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Great concept, excellent photography, good execution
12 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Camera Obscura is a different kind of film, with interesting elements across the board. Its "darkenss" and noir film feeling cannot leave you indifferent. the whole ambiance is wonderfully set and touches you. So do the characters. The change in the psychology of the Characters as the story unfolds really catches you and so does the story telling. Simple, minimal and to the point guarding at all times the aim of the Story tellers to dissect the inner workings of the "Cameraman". I really liked the Detective! Ariadna really fills her shoes! Excellent Photography and great directing. The scene with the Last Supper is really a work of art. Its conception, set-up and execution impeccable.

Really enjoyed it!

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