Black Mirror (2011– )
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An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, but soon can't tell where the hot game ends and reality begins.


Dan Trachtenberg


Charlie Brooker




Episode cast overview:
Wyatt Russell ... Cooper Redfield
Hannah John-Kamen ... Sonja
Wunmi Mosaku ... Katie
Ken Yamamura ... Shou Saito
Elizabeth Moynihan ... Cooper's Mum
Jamie Paul ... Rick Peters
Jessica Neil Jessica Neil ... Scared Girl on Plane (as Jessica Nell)


An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, but soon can't tell where the hot game ends and reality begins.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


In Sonja (nm4789912)'s video game collection, the game Dark Souls II (2014) can be seen. The actress who plays Sonja, nm4789912, was a voice actor for Dark Souls II, in which she played the character Sweet Shalquoir. See more »


While Sonja is preparing breakfast for Cooper in her flat's kitchen the kitchen clock is shown, which is not working. The second-hand does not move either time the clock is shown. See more »


Katie: We're going to commence with deactivation.
Cooper: Oh, that's great news.
Katie: We need you to follow instructions and make it to the access point.
Cooper: The access point? Great. Where the fuck's the access point?... Oh, fuck! More stairs? Come on!
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References Puckman (1980) See more »


Mama Liked The Roses
Written by John L. Christopher
Performed by Elvis Presley
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The Video game
20 April 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Cooper Redfield (Wyatt Russell) leaves his estranged mother at home in America to travel around the world. He ignores her phone calls and has good time. When he arrives in London, he meets a young woman called Sonja (Hannah John-Kamen) and they have one night stand. Cooper decides to return to America, but he has no credit and Sonja suggests he could test games at the SaitoGemu Company to raise money for his trip. Cooper is welcome by Katie (Wunmi Mosaku) to test a new technology developed by the owner Shou Saito (Ken Yamamura). He deliver his phone to Katie that turns it off but when she leaves the room. Cooper takes a picture of the technology and sends it to Sonja. Katie returns and implants a device in the back of his neck. They go to a house where the game begins and soon Cooper is not capable to distinguish what is real and what is augmented reality.

"Playtest" is another great episode of "Black Mirror" with a good story of virtual reality. The episode is tense form the moment Copper arrives at the video game company and has a surprising conclusion. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Playtest"

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