Black Mirror (2011– )
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White Christmas 

Three interconnected tales of technology run amok during the Christmas season are told by two men at a remote outpost in a frozen wilderness.

Director:

Carl Tibbetts

Writer:

Charlie Brooker
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Matt
Rafe Spall ... Potter
Oona Chaplin ... Greta
Natalia Tena ... Jennifer
Janet Montgomery ... Beth
Rasmus Hardiker ... Harry
Dan Li ... Tim
Ken Drury ... Gordon
Zahra Ahmadi ... Gita
Verity Marshall ... Amy
Ian Attard ... Dawson (as Ian Keir Attard)
Grainne Keenan Grainne Keenan ... Claire (as Gráinne Keenan)
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Holder
Simon Nock Simon Nock ... Fenn
Diveen Henry ... Fola
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Joe Potter wakes up on the Christmas Day and finds his talkative co-worker Matt Trent preparing the Christmas dinner. They have been working together for five years in a remote outpost in the middle of nowhere in the snow. Joe does not like to talk, but Matt decides to tell his story. Matt was helping the shy Harry to seduce the beautiful Jennifer in a party using the "Z-Eye" implanted in his eyes in an illegal procedure. Harry succeeds and they go to Jennifer's apartment but things go awry and they die. Matt delete the evidences of his participation but his wife blocks him and they become invisible and inaudible to each other. Then Matt explains that he really worked with a chip called Cookie, capable to make a digital copy of the user. Then he forced the copy to serve the real user through torture manipulating time to break any resistance from the copy. Joe decides to tell why he came to the outpost and he explains that he lived with Beth. One night, they have dinner with their ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2014 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The news ticker seen in this episode references Michael Callow (Rory Kinnear) (episode 1.1 Black Mirror: The National Anthem (2011)) and Victoria Skillane (Lenora Crichlow) (episode 2.2 Black Mirror: White Bear (2013)). See more »

Goofs

In the news broadcast about a train derailment, a map is displayed showing Kirkconnel roughly where Stirling is. The town of Kirkconnel is actually in Dumfries & Galloway. See more »

Quotes

Harry: Ultimately the only thing you're worried about is the transition from one state to another, and that can't hurt you because it's it's just a state change.
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Connections

References Mad Men (2007) See more »

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Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber
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Creepy much...
16 December 2014 | by Sebastian HeronSee all my reviews

Take a look inside the mind of Charlie Brooker and you might see some well written articles on pollution and politics, take a deeper look and you might find "Black Mirror" a seriously ingenious method of "emphasising" technology into this thriller.

This episode stood well among its brothers and sisters, it was well written, well directed and its cast performed outstandingly.

The episode itself however, truly amazing. I'd really love to be able to share all of my conclusions and all my revelations, however I think it's best just to say. If you haven't seen it, go watch it!

Also if you like this check out "The Outer Limits", in particular an episode titled "The Sentence" - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0667983/ In some aspects the theme is similar to this.


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