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  • 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.

  • Set in contemporary L.A., "Camera Obscura" is a psychological thriller drama about Jimmy, a talented photographer with true artist's sensibilities, who takes a job as a crime scene photographer with the LAPD. Unable to comprehend the dark and cruel reality of the crime scenes and haunted by the images of the victims he witnesses, he confronts his fears by setting his own boundaries on reality and illusion. He starts to beautify the crime scenes, by changing the composition, lights and lenses, and shooting the victims in surreal and living poses. soon, in his pictures, the victims don't look dead anymore and ultimately Jimmy convinces himself that through his camera he can make the dead come alive again.


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