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Metalhead 

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In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of "dogs."

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David Slade

Writers:

Charlie Brooker (created by), Charlie Brooker
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Episode cast overview:
Maxine Peake ... Bella
Jake Davies ... Clarke
Clint Dyer ... Anthony
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In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of "dogs."

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Trivia

First ever "Black Mirror" episode to be shown entirely in black and white. See more »

Quotes

Clarke: Oh fucking hell. This is mental, this is. I mean, he's dying anyway. Well, he is. I mean, it's not like it's going to save him. He's got, what, days?
Bella: Well, if it's what's in there makes those days easier, that'll do for me.
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Connections

Referenced in The Ben Shapiro Show: Making Wakanda Great Again (2018) See more »

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The Dream of Jacob
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Written by Krzysztof Penderecki
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The uncertainty is the point
31 December 2017 | by pee_beeSee all my reviews

Don't listen to the complainers here - this episode is worth watching. Like USS Callister it does feel different to most Black Mirror episodes, but that shouldn't be seen as a bad thing. The black and white cinematography is well suited to this episode which has a feeling reminiscent of The Road - both post-apocalyptic with no mention of what the 'apocalypse' was, both tightly focused on one or two characters. The episode isn't a neat package but again, this is Black Mirror we're talking about - expecting a clear lesson or meaning out of it is to misunderstand the point of the show. We don't know the details of what led to this apparently post-apocalyptic world, but that doesn't matter. That isn't the focus of the episode. Maxine Peake's almost solo performance as Bella is excellent, and what she was looking for or why is never really relevant. What is relevant is her fear and determination. We know nothing about her, but we feel the tension and desperation. While some episodes of Black Mirror feel like I only observe the characters, with Metalhead I was there with Bella in the desolate unknown countryside, invested in her plight.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metalhead See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK

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Production Co:

80 HERTZ Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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