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Daguerreotype (2016)

Le secret de la chambre noire (original title)
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When an assistant to a daguerreotypy photographer falls in love with the latter's daughter the relationship mirrors the art form as love and pain combine.

Director:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Writers:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa (scenario), Catherine Paillé (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tahar Rahim ... Jean
Constance Rousseau ... Marie
Olivier Gourmet ... Stéphane
Mathieu Amalric ... Vincent
Malik Zidi ... Thomas
Valérie Sibilia ... Denise
Jacques Collard Jacques Collard ... Louis
Fabrice Adde ... Cyril
Thomas Coumans Thomas Coumans ... Anthony
Claudine Acs Claudine Acs ... La vieille dame
Louise Pasteau Louise Pasteau ... Le mannequin
Bruno Cadillon Bruno Cadillon ... Reponsable Jardin des Plantes
Aude Juncker Aude Juncker ... Mère de l'enfant mort
Léo Poulet Léo Poulet ... Père de l'enfant mort
Adrien de Van Adrien de Van ... Employé du magasin de photo
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When an assistant to a daguerreotypy photographer falls in love with the latter's daughter the relationship mirrors the art form as love and pain combine.

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Mixed parentage, confused product
15 April 2017 | by filmart-2See all my reviews

As in so many cases of international co-production, or a director hoisted out of his own zone, the result is a mess. Production values are high but nothing makes sense. There is no Black Room as in the French title, and no effective use or depiction of the process of Daguerreotype as in the English. Camera history fans (who are numerous) will be misled by that title, and disappointed in the script's failure to use a fascinating technical story. Evidently the director wrote his own script, often a mistake. With so many story threads (none followed effectively) this looks like intended for a miniseries. Seven people are credited as producers of some kind: evidently they could not agree on what this film was to be? The actors zomb their way through, none connecting with the others, all looking as confused about the goings-on as the audience is. One tiny scene had some zing: an older woman materialises (unexplained) from the past and disappears into where is not stated. It did have frisson. Strangely, that actor is not credited in IMDb. The ghost stuff otherwise is completely uninteresting. Are the costumes and decor impeccable? No doubt, but for what result? The camera glides endlessly but to no effect.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | Belgium | Japan

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

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$1,066
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2.35 : 1
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