by Yann Gozlan
2021 | 129 min
Thriller, Drama| France | French (English subtitles)
Cast: Pierre Niney, Lou de Laâge, André Dussollier, Sébastien Pouderoux
Scenes of violence, suspense, psychological tension | Not recommended for children under 14
What happened on board the Dubai-Paris flight before it crashed in the Alps?
Mathieu, a young and talented black box analyst, is on a mission to solve the reason behind the deadly crash of a brand new aircraft. Pilot error? Technical failure? Terrorist act? As he listens to the tracks again, he starts detecting some seriously disturbing details. Could the tape have been modified? The meticulous analysis of the black boxes will push Mathieu to conduct his own investigation in secret. He does not yet know how far his quest for the truth will take him.
The Alliance Française French Film Festival (Australia, 2021)
Rendez-vous du cinéma français à Paris (2021)
What a tight psychological thriller Black Box (Boîte Noire) is! (…) This engrossing film is high tension viewing. No special effects or dramatics, just exceptional and intelligent storytelling which presents a flawed man in a situation where he cannot help but act. However, he has acted on instinct and belief before, is he right this time?
— Reviews by Judith
Its craftsmen have put together a work that holds together. The script is there. The actors Sébastien Ricard and Marilyn Bastien give it their all.
— Le Devoir (translated from French)