MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,863 this week

The Black Box (2005)
"La boîte noire" (original title)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 1,149 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 4 critic

Images flash through Arthur's brain, voices buzz in his mind, uttering disjointed words and sentences. Arthur Seligman seems to have had an accident but did he run over a little boy or not?... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (short story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 302 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 190 titles
created 27 Jul 2012
 
a list of 474 titles
created 05 Sep 2012
 
Vus
a list of 1188 titles
created 07 Sep 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Black Box (2005)

The Black Box (2005) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Black Box.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Good Year (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Russell Crowe, Abbie Cornish, Albert Finney
Big Fish (2003)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup
Cavalcade (2005)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Suissa
Stars: Titoff, Marion Cotillard, Richard Bohringer
Fair Play (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Lionel Bailliu
Stars: Benoît Magimel, Jérémie Renier, Eric Savin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart.

Director: Guillaume Canet
Stars: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman goes on a journey to find her lover after his plane disappears in the Sahara.

Director: Karim Dridi
Stars: Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Marquet
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Garcia ...
Arthur Seligman
...
Isabelle Kruger / Alice
Michel Duchaussoy ...
M. Seligman, le père d'Arthur
Bernard Le Coq ...
Walcott / le docteur Granger
...
Soraya
Gérald Laroche ...
Le commissaire Koskas / Marc Koskas
Marisa Bruni Tedeschi ...
Mme Seligman, la mère d'Arthur (as Marysa Borini)
Nathalie Nell ...
Dr. Brenner
Lise Lamétrie ...
La gardienne
Pascal Bongard ...
Clovis
Steve Campos ...
Arthur Seligman (6 ans)
Hugo Brunswick ...
Yvan Seligman (ado)
Dominique Bettenfeld ...
Policier 1
Alexandre Donders ...
Le patron du café
Arnaud Maillard ...
Le petit ami de Koskas
Edit

Storyline

Images flash through Arthur's brain, voices buzz in his mind, uttering disjointed words and sentences. Arthur Seligman seems to have had an accident but did he run over a little boy or not? And what was he doing near Cherbourg while he lives in Paris? When he regains consciousness (but does he really?) Isabelle Kruger, a nurse, tells him that he had lapsed into a coma after his accident and that she wrote down all of what he said while he was delirious. She gives him the notebook and Arthur starts investigating...HIMSELF! Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 November 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

La boîte noire  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,333,596 (France) (4 November 2005)

Gross:

$2,191,167 (France) (11 November 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Visa d'exploitation en France #111220. See more »

Soundtracks

L'Aria
Written and performed by 'Gaelle Mechaly'
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Superficial psycho thriller
18 November 2005 | by (Montigny-lès-Metz, France) – See all my reviews

Good beginning: a car that drives too fast along a narrow winding coastal road. The viewer expects an accident, and after a while, it happens. The driver (we still do not know who that is) couldn't escape his fate.

Next, the viewer (who once again is put in the hero's place) finds himself lying helplessly in a hospital bed, in a state of mental confusion, assailed by blurry visions ans disjointed sounds.

Unfortunately the rest of the film, although reasonably intriguing throughout, is a disappointment. Not that it is not well made. On the contrary, Richard Berry works hard at creating an unsettling atmosphere, resorting to nearly all the visual and sound effects existing. The real trouble is his naive approach to psychoanalysis. Just like in those old-fashioned Hollywood psycho thrillers of the 1940's and 50's, he tries to explain everything. In the course of his investigation Arthur manages to figure out ALL THE CODED MESSAGES his brain has been sending him during his coma. He identifies the source of his trauma and now he can live happily ever after! Oh, I wish reality was like in those pictures. You feel bad mentally, so just consult a shrink and sooner or later you will be cured. But I do not think the things of the brain are so square, so well-organized, so mechanical. To make matters worse the final explanation is outright ridiculous. While the credits roll, disappointment sets in.

Luckily you are not aware of all this while you are watching the movie due to the careful direction of Berry, the intense performance of José Garcia and wonderful character actors by the name of Michel Duchaussoy (as the elderly ailing father) and in dual roles the excellent Gérald Laroche and Bernard Le Coq.

Good time guaranteed before you realize how shallow all this is.


18 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A Very Fine Film Fish_chips
I've just seen a different version...Another cut of the film!!? ggarcao
Discuss The Black Box (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?