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

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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
José Garcia ...
Arthur Seligman
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Isabelle Kruger / Alice
Michel Duchaussoy ...
M. Seligman, le père d'Arthur
Bernard Le Coq ...
Walcott / le docteur Granger
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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
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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

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,191,167 (France) (11 November 2005)
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The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), mentioned by Arthur's doctor, is used to assess and record the level of consciousness of a patient after head injury. Three aspects are noted - the responses of a patient's eyes, his/ her verbal responses and motor responses. A score is generated which ranges from a low of 3 (deep unconsciousness) to 14 (or 15, depending upon which version of the scale is used). The GCS score can be used to give an indication of the level of brain injury (severe <9, moderate 9-12, minor >12). See more »

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Written and performed by 'Gaelle Mechaly'
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No Time No Space
28 October 2009 | by (Russian Federation, Ivanovo) – See all my reviews

A man gets a brain trauma in a car crash and as a result he is amnesiac; a nurse gives him a notebook telling him that while delirious he's said many strange things which came straight from his subconscious self, his black box and she's scribbled his words into this pad so it will help him to recover his memory. In this way his fragmentary and manic mental journey through his past begins: "Like a rat in a trap I'll be waiting for you. Taking punches for kicks I'll be bait for the kill. Was it all in my head, did you know all along that it's just you and me – we're against the world." – These song lines describe his cerebral voyage best. Visual array of The Black Box is of the kind I like best too: disconnectedly modernistic and fabulously surrealistic – in the finest way.


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