Black Box review: Smart sci fi plays with identity, fate and death

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Black Box is an intelligent and melancholy sci-fi film in which a man who loses his memory in a car crash takes extreme steps to get his life back, writes Simon Ings

Humans 21 October 2020
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Nolan (Mamoudou Athie) turns to Lillian (Phylicia Rashad) for help

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Black Box
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NOLAN is trying to put his life back together after a car accident robbed him of his wife and his memory. His daughter Ava has to steer him about, though she is barely old enough for school. She encourages him to reapply for his old job. She sets the satnav for the supermarket. Three times now, Nolan (Mamoudou Athie) has forgotten to pick Ava (Amanda Christine) up from school. It is more than possible that he sometimes forgets her …

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