Black Box (2002 film)

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Black Box
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Luis Ortega
Produced by Miriam Bendjuia
Mariano Fernández
Written by Luis Ortega
Starring Dolores Fonzi
Eugenia Bassi
Music by Leandro Chiappe
Cinematography Luis Ortega
Edited by César Custodio
Distributed by Bodega Films
Release dates
  • April 27, 2002 (2002-04-27) (Buenos Aires International
    Festival of Independent Cinema)
  • August 15, 2002 (2002-08-15) (Argentina)
Running time
81 minutes
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

Black Box (Spanish: La caja negra) is a 2002 Argentine film, written and directed by Luis Ortega.[1] The film stars Dolores Fonzi, Eugenia Bassi, and others.


The film tells of the relationships in a dysfunctional family.

Dorotea (Dolores Fonzi) is a young girl in her teens who works in a laundry and takes care of her grandmother (Eugenia Bassi) she lives with.

Her father, Eduardo (Eduardo Couget), is released from prison.

Eduardo is indigent and stricken with Parkinsons and lives in the Salvation Army shelter and panhandles from passing motorists as well.

Dorotea becomes Eduardo's caregiver.


  • Dolores Fonzi as Dorotea
  • Eugenia Bassi as Abuela
  • Eduardo Couget as Padre
  • Silvio Bassi as Silvio


The film was first presented at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema on April 27, 2002 in Buenos Aires. It opened wide in Argentina on August 15, 2002.

The film was screened at many film festivals, including: the Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain; the International Filmfest Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany; the Philadelphia International Film Festival, USA; the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Czech Republic; and others.





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