|La Chambre obscure|
|Directed by||Marie-Christine Questerbert|
|Written by||Marie-Christine Questerbert|
|Produced by||Raymond Blumenthal |
Jimmy de Brabant (associate producer)
Sylvain Bursztejn (delegate producer)
|Starring|| Caroline Ducey |
|Edited by||Catherine Quesemand|
Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
Fonds National de Soutien à la Production Audiovisuelle du Luxembourg
|Distributed by||Les Films du Paradoxe|
|29 November 2000|
|Country||France / Luxembourg / Canada / Italy|
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