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Camera Obscura (2000)

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 "... See full summary »

Director:

Hamlet Sarkissian
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline Aguirre Jacqueline Aguirre ... Mexican Housemaid
Susan Brecht Susan Brecht ... Comedian's Wife (as Susan Marie Brecht)
Molly Bryant ... Coroner Mo Donahue
V.J. Foster ... Russo
Cynthia Ettinger ... Crying Neighbor
Brian T. Finney ... Comedian / Bill Baker
Roosevelt Flenoury Roosevelt Flenoury ... Dancer
Cully Fredricksen Cully Fredricksen ... David Flowers
Ariadna Gil ... Maria
Deborah Greenfield Deborah Greenfield ... Dancer / Woman at Reception
Joseph Grimm Joseph Grimm ... Policeman in Station
Mario Larraza Mario Larraza ... Dying Teen
Christian Leffler ... Young Man in Bar
Michael McFall ... Crime Lab Technician
Benita Krista Nall ... Dead Prostitute
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Storyline

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 <doten@usc.edu>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,066, 28 September 2003

Gross USA:

$11,384

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,015
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fish Eye Films See more »
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Color:

Color
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Quotes

[first lines]
Russo: What do you think?
David Flowers: It's a professional job. Who did this had imagination.
Russo: Come on, you don't need an imagination to kill people.
David Flowers: Oh yes you do. I mean, they come to their job just like a plumber or a carpenter. I mean, have you ever seen a plumber look in your eye when he's on the job?
Russo: No.
David Flowers: Why? Because he doesn't give a shit who you are. He's just a service man; he's in love with his tool, just like a killer. And killing is just a job like any other job. Except for at some point ...
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top marks!
11 November 2006 | by alki-5See all my reviews

Enjoyed the film very much.

Would recommend it to anyone.

Set in contemporary Los Angeles, a psychological thriller concerning Jimmy, a talented photographer

with true artist's sensibilities who takes a job as a crime scene photographer with the LAPD. Unable to comprehend and accept the dark and cruel reality of the crime scenes, Jimmy starts to beautify the crime scenes by changing the composition, lighting and lenses he uses, and shooting the victims

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