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The Black Box (2005)

La boîte noire (original title)
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:

Richard Berry

Writers:

Eric Assous, Tonino Benacquista (short story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 November 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,116,667
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Fried Hockey Boogie
Written by Larry Taylor (as Samuel Taylor)
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No Time No Space
28 October 2009 | by JustAptSee 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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