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Chambre noire (La)

Chambre noire (La)

A Feature film by Maria Victoria Menis

Release in France : 29/07/2009

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (3)

Co-production :

Sophie Dulac Productions

French distribution :

Sophie Dulac Distribution

Foreign production company :

Todo Ciné


The story of Gertrudis takes place in a colony of Jewish immigrants in Entre Rios in Argentina, at the end of the 19th century. Her family has always considered her ugly, be she a baby, little girl, or adolescent. Now that she has become a woman, the village folk also acknowledge that she is decidedly ugly. It is only a few years later, when she is married and a mother, that she'll be seen in another way by a French, surrealist artist, who makes a living by taking family portraits. He will be the only person to discover, with his different gaze, the peculiar beauty of this woman, and the richness and creativity of her interior world. Through his gaze, Gertrudis will begin to see herself.

Photos (5)

Full credits (11)

Assistant director :

Natalia Hernandez

Screenwriters :

Maria Victoria Menis, Alejandro Fernandez Murray

Director of Photography :

Marcelo Iaccarino

Production Manager :

Marcos Barboza

Editor :

Alejandro Brodershon

Costume designer :

Monica Toschi

Author of original work :

Angélica Gorodischer

Co-producers :

Sophie Dulac, Michel Zana

Sound Recordist :

Martin Grignaschi

Press Attaché (film) :

Annie Maurette

Music Composer :

Marcelo Moguilevsky

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Feature film

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France, Argentina

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Minority French (France, Argentina)

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Runtime :

1 h 26 min

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Super 16

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Dolby SRD

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