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    Daguerrotype

    Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
    France/Japan/Belgium | 131 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Modern Masters

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    Daguerrotype

    Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
    France/Japan/Belgium | 131 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Modern Masters

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    Daguerrotype

    Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
    France/Japan/Belgium | 131 minutes | U.S. Premiere | Modern Masters

Japanese horror master Kiyoshi Kurosawa switches gears for this atmospheric, French-made quasi-ghost story. Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) works for a photographer (Dardenne regular Olivier Gourmet) given to visions of his dead wife and obsessed with photographing his daughter (Constance Rousseau). Love blossoms and a deadly scam unfolds…

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film synopsis

While retaining his trademark control of mood, Japanese horror master Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse) deftly switches gears in this atmospheric contemporary ghost story, his first film made outside of Japan, and in another language.

Down-on-his-luck Parisian Jean (A Prophet's excellent Tahar Rahim) scores a job as assistant to touchy, reclusive photographer Stéphane (Olivier Gourmet), who lives and works in a crumbling old mansion on the outskirts of Paris. Thanks to his fashion photography, Stéphane is well off, but his real obsession is with the 19th-century photographic process that gives the film its title-he repeatedly photographs his beautiful daughter, Marie (Constance Rousseau), forcing her to stay still for hours at a time. In short order, Jean and Marie fall in love and plot to scam the increasingly disturbed Stéphane-who has begun to see the ghost of his dead wife in the mansion-and escape for brighter climes. Needless to say, things don't go as planned...

"Beautifully made... The refined and feather-light haunting quality of Kurosawa's best ghost movies is certainly present here..." Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

film details

Original Language Title: Le Secret de la chambre noire
Country: France/Japan/Belgium
Year: 2016
Running Time: 131 minutes
Premier Status: U.S. Premiere
Language: French
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Producers: Jérôme Dopffer, Michiko Yoshitake
Principal Cast: Tahar Rahim, Constance Rousseau, Olivier Gourmet, Mathieu Amalric, Malik Zidi
Cinematographers: Alexis Kavyrchine
Editor: Véronique Lange
Music: Grégoire Hetzel
Screenwriter: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Eléonore Mahmoudian
International Sales Company: Celluloid Dreams

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