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Cast

  (in credits order)
José Garcia ... Arthur Seligman

Marion Cotillard ... Isabelle Kruger / Alice
Michel Duchaussoy ... M. Seligman, le père d'Arthur
Bernard Le Coq ... Walcott / le docteur Granger

Héléna Noguerra ... 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
Françoise Geier ... La maîtresse d'école
Olivier Vitrant ... L'agresseur
Christian Clessi ... Un flic
Frederik Staikowsky ... Un médecin
Sarah Leclerc ... Une infirmière
Fred Cacheux ... Un interne
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam ... Colbert

Thomas Chabrol ... Thierry
Philippe Roux ... Policier 2
Pascal Delaunay ... Flic hôpital (as Pascal de Launay)

Marilou Berry ... Réceptionniste hôpital
Joséphine Berry ... Jeune fille bord de mer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manon Grosset ... Une elève
Richard Berry ... Yvan Seligman (voice) (uncredited)
Isabelle Doval ... La chauffeuse de taxi (uncredited)
Quentin Grosset ... Un élève (uncredited)
Berenice Sand ... An office worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Berry 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eric Assous 
Tonino Benacquista  short story
Richard Berry 

Produced by
Michel Feller .... producer
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant producer
Luc Besson .... executive producer (uncredited)
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nathaniel Méchaly 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Hardmeier 
 
Film Editing by
Lisa Pfeiffer 
 
Casting by
Valerie Espagne 
 
Production Design by
Philippe Chiffre 
 
Set Decoration by
Valérie Chemain 
 
Costume Design by
Christian Gasc 
Valérie Ranchoux 
 
Makeup Department
Lucía Bretones-Méndez .... key makeup artist
Cédric Chami .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Morisetti Bruno .... assistant unit manager
Scarlett Garson .... assistant unit manager
Laetitia Gaune .... assistant unit manager: additional
Gilles Monnier .... unit manager
Frantz Richard .... unit production manager
Philippe Roux .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ludovic Bernard .... first assistant director
Christel Bordon .... third assistant director (as Christelle Bordon)
Stéphane Malhuret .... second assistant director
Romaric Thomas .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Antoine Audagioni .... storyboard artist
Jean-Roch Bonnin .... property master
Gilles Bontemps .... key sculptor
Valérie Chemain .... set dresser
François Criqui .... assistant art director
Jean-Michel Gambillon .... carpenter
Sandrine Jarron .... second assistant art director
Frédéric Léotard .... key painter
Frank Monseigny .... first assistant art director
Agnes Morel .... second assistant production designer
Marc Obin .... assistant art director
Marc Obin .... graphic designer
Annabelle Tissot .... assistant set dresser
Roger Dang Van Sung .... painter
 
Sound Department
Thomas Bernard .... sound recordist
Lohengrin Braconnier .... sound recordist
Amaury de Nexon .... sound
Loïc Gourbe .... sound recordist
Arthur Le Roux .... dialogue editor
Arthur Le Roux .... sound assistant
Didier Lozahic .... sound re-recording mixer
Zacharie Naciri .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Richard Guille .... special effects (as Richard Guillé)
Alain Lefebvre .... special effects: rain
 
Visual Effects by
Stephane Bidault .... digital artist
Stephanie Boutinaud .... visual effects coordinator
Bertrand Breuze .... digital artist
Rodolphe Chabrier .... visual effects
Bruno Chauffard .... visual effects
Émilie Feret .... visual effects coordinator
Fifine .... visual effects
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge .... Flame artist: Mac Guff Ligne, Paris
Pierre Gosset .... digital compositor
Francois Launet .... visual effects artist
Anita Lech .... digital artist (as Anita Lech Bedez)
Benoit Philippon .... visual effects
Marion Roger .... senior digital compositor
Isabelle Roussel .... digital compositor
Antonin Seydoux .... compositor
 
Stunts
Francis Auguy .... stunt coordinator: car stunts
Rémi Canaple .... stunt coordinator
Rémi Canaple .... stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Alain Gaudiard .... stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
Michel Julienne .... stunt coordinator: car stunts
Pascal Lavanchy .... stunt driver
Christophe Marsaud .... stunt driver
Catherine Robert .... stunt double
Yoni Roch .... stunts
Alain Vanneville .... stunt driver
Olivier Vitrant .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Boris Abaza .... additional first assistant camera
Thierry Alais .... grip
Damien Auriol .... grip
Fabrice Bismuth .... first assistant camera
David Campbell .... crane operator: Technocrane
Charles Carpentier .... electrician
Pascal Delaunay .... grip
Jessica Forde .... still photographer
Pierre Garnier .... key grip
Jean-François Hervey .... grip
Eléonore Huisse .... additional video assist operator
Laurent Héritier .... gaffer (as Laurent Héritier-Goldman)
Jean-Baptiste Jay .... crane technician
Eric Le Roux .... camera operator
Morgan Lesne .... grip
Philip Lozano .... additional assistant camera
Laurent Martin .... grip
Gary Pachany .... third assistant camera
Martial Schmeltz .... second assistant camera
Laurent Tangy .... first assistant camera: second unit
 
Casting Department
Anne Barbier .... extras casting
Camille Brunat .... casting assistant
Rachel Desmarest .... casting assistant (as Rachel Berger)
Samia Fadli .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valérie Ranchoux .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Susana Antunes .... post-production assistant
Fabrice Blin .... color timer
Frédéric Casnin .... color timer
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Mickael Dumontier .... digital conformation
Laure Meynet .... assistant editor
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Clara Vincienne .... post-production assistant
Sidonie Waserman .... post-production assistant
Clement Zveguintzoff .... digital conformation
 
Music Department
John Bell .... orchestrator
Lohengrin Braconnier .... assistant score mixer
Jérôme Devoise .... score mixer
Antonio Gambale .... assistant composer
Jérôme Lateur .... music supervisor
Vincent Lebegue .... music legal coordinator
Elise Luguern .... music supervisor
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Ghislain Le Guisquet .... picture car
Olivier Suffert .... picture car
 
Other crew
Dominique Baran .... administrator
Gilles Cappelletto .... travelling car
Laurence Couturier .... script supervisor (as Laurence Couturier-Gondré)
Nils Delagarde .... travelling car
Romuald Drault .... accountant supervisor
Sébastien Eugène .... location manager
Laure Flammarion .... production assistant
Laure Flammarion .... production secretary
Jean-Michel Gambillon .... researcher
Camille Gruman .... production secretary
Christine Husson .... administrator
Romeo Julien .... avid conformation
Annick Reipert .... script supervisor
Samuel Tudela .... making-of director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La boîte noire" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
France:90 min
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Certification:
France:U | Germany:12 | Portugal:M/16 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud)
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Visa d'exploitation en France #111220.See more »
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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Visually stunning, 4 September 2006
Author: incitatus-org from Paris

Tearing down a coastal lane, Arthur flies out of the bend only to open his eyes again in hospital. While he was out cold, his unconscious spoke, revealing his hidden self as an emotional Pandora's box. In a dreamy, confused state he battles absurdity to unravel a lingering, youthful trauma.

Visually stunning and cut at video-clip speed, you are in for quite a rush of a film. Oscillating between captivating and horrific, "The Black Box" is really well made. There are countless little examples of beautiful attention to detail scattered around. No doubt because of this attention to detail, the imperfections reveal themselves as well, but they are forgivable. But not all missteps are.

Most importantly, the story-line is not good enough. The film can get away with a somewhat flimsy story for a good hour because of the captivating presentation, but towards the end, it is almost impossible not to be disappointed by the simplistic wrap-up. A real shame, considering the effort which went into this production. Do not hesitate to watch it none the less, as you will be rewarded with plenty an attentive detail and good use of imagery with the unfortunately paranoid José Garcia stuck in the middle.

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