F/B+/D (foolish plot and character decisions squander interesting themes shown with amazing technique)
Country: Japan; Director: Kyoshi Kurosawa; Starring: Tahar Rahim(from "A Prophet", Matthew Almaric (from "Roman Polanski's stunt double")
Synopsis: A young man needing work becomes an apprentice to a photographer obsessed with using the daguerrotype - a method where people hold a position for hours to get an ultra-pure image.
Some primitive tribes resisted having their photographs taken, as they felt that it would steal their souls. The…