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The 2 white insulators and thickly insulated wires imply very high voltages, in the 1000s of volts.
I can't read the yellow sticker on the black box, but I guess it says something like "Don't try this at home."
The parabolic reflector indicates directional light reflection.
My guess is a commercial strobe light, the kind they used at dances and 'happenings' in the 1960s
before all the budding engineers burned out their grey matter on dope. -Larry
No light, 40 KV, huge instantaneous currents. ( any continuous current at that level could vaporize the device BTW)
That leaves me with ultraviolet or x-ray emissions. Hey , I'm good at this!
That leaves me with two highly unlikely guesses:
1) A long distance X-ray machine for dentists who don't want to relocate to Whackistan:
2) An instant tanning device for pop-up Hollywood stars and starlets who just landed a movie role.
I didn't see the movie, so forgive another guess.
The crooks need a device to crack a safe, and this thing sees thru the metal.
It could also be something to stop your dog from trying to reproduce, but that's scary. -LH