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The Kovak Box (2006)

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A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's been lured into a trap.

Director:

Daniel Monzón

Writers:

Daniel Monzón (screenplay), Jorge Guerricaechevarría (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... David Norton
Lucía Jiménez ... Silvia
David Kelly ... Frank Kovak
Georgia Mackenzie ... Jane
Gary Piquer ... Jaume
Annette Badland ... Kathy
Iván Morales ... Charlie
Colin Stinton ... Encargado Consulado
Nicholas Boulton ... Funcionario Consulado
Jeff Harding ... Gerente Sanatorio
Jorge Bosch Jorge Bosch ... Forense
Luis Callejo ... Encargado Cuevas
Daniel Strauss Daniel Strauss ... Médico Silvia (as Dan Strauss)
Molly Malcolm ... Psicóloga
Keith Bartlett Keith Bartlett ... Admirador
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Storyline

A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's been lured into a trap.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You're trapped... and you don't even know it.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent and disturbing content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Spain | UK

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Release Date:

12 January 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caixa Kovak See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,078,762
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 42 mins) The amount of froth in David's bottle varies during his conversation with Silvia at the bar. See more »

Quotes

Jaume: She survived, but her name was in the list!
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Soundtracks

Gloomy Sunday
(Original Title: Szomorú Vasárnap)
Music and Lyrics (1933) by Rezsö Seress and László Jávor
English Lyrics (1936) by Sam Lewis (as Sam M. Lewis)
Performed by Billie Holiday (vocals), Teddy Wilson (piano), Al Casey (guitar), James Charles J.C. Heard (as J.C. Heard) (drums), Emmett Berry (as Emmet Berry) (trumpet), John Williams (bass), Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone, clarinet), Babe Russin (tenor saxophone, clarinet) and Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet)
Recorded in New York on 7th August 1941
Published by Editio Musica Budapest
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment España
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Science and Fiction
29 September 2006 | by daniel-169See all my reviews

Usually, people write summaries of the story, but I won't. The plot summary on the movie page is good enough. :) It's important not to give away the story to get the most out of this film.

I really liked the movie. It was extremely well put together with a tight script. It had nice photography and a great score. The story is engrossing and you connect with the characters and I found myself unable to second guess them very much (something that is a constant problem in present day Hollywood productions, it is far to easy to think up easy solutions to their predicaments that they so conveniently miss just so that the story can continue).

I saw the movie at the Fantastisk Filmfestival (FFF) here i Lund, Sweden, today (a few hours ago). The director was present at the screening (apparently the third screening worldwide and the movie will have a wider release early next year) and I had a chance to talk to him. We talked about his inspirations for the movie (9/11 among other things, but not in any way that you really can understand from seeing the film), the progress of science into fiction and vice versa and the fact that he had set out to make a "Hitchcockean" movie (something I think he managed, albeit I must admit that I'm embarrassingly lacking in knowledge of Hitchkock's works, I found "The Birds" quite unwatchable for example).

Either way, I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes mysteries and a good thriller.


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