Camera Buff


1h 52m 1979

Brief Synopsis

A young factory worker buys an amateur movie camera so he can take pictures of his newborn daughter. But, when a clumsy documentary he made for work wins a prize at a local festival, he goes camera crazy. He embarks upon a new career as a filmmaker and begins photographing anything that moves--including things the authorities would rather not have exposed.

Film Details

Also Known As
Amator
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Synopsis

A young factory worker buys an amateur movie camera so he can take pictures of his newborn daughter. But, when a clumsy documentary he made for work wins a prize at a local festival, he goes camera crazy. He embarks upon a new career as a filmmaker and begins photographing anything that moves--including things the authorities would rather not have exposed.

Film Details

Also Known As
Amator
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1980

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States August 17, 1979

Released in United States March 1980

Released in United States on Video October 5, 1994

Released in United States September 1989

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1979

Shown at 1980 New York Film Festival.

Shown at Moscow Film Festival August 17, 1979.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 9 & 13, 1989.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 30 - October 16, 1994.

Released in United States 1980 (Shown at 1980 New York Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 30 - October 16, 1994.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade Theater) as part of program "Revelation & Camouflage: Polish Cinema from 1930 to the Present" January 26 - March 7, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video October 5, 1994

Released in United States August 17, 1979 (Shown at Moscow Film Festival August 17, 1979.)

Released in United States March 1980 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Contemporary Cinema) March 4-21, 1980.)

Released in United States September 1989 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 9 & 13, 1989.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "Best of the Indies" September 5-15, 1996.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1979