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Kontroll (2003)

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A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sándor Csányi ...
Bulcsú
Zoltán Mucsi ...
Professor
Csaba Pindroch ...
Muki
Sándor Badár ...
Lecsó
Zsolt Nagy ...
Tibi
Eszter Balla ...
Szofi
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Béla
Bence Mátyássy ...
Gyalogkakukk (Bootsie)
Gyözö Szabó ...
Shadow
Péter Scherer ...
Chief
...
Big Boss
László Nádasi ...
Laci
János Kulka ...
Feri
Enikö Eszenyi ...
Drunken Woman
Zsolt László ...
K., Kripli (Nub)
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Storyline

Ghost trains and ghostly characters, figuratively speaking of course, are what run through the perpetual night of this underground metro system. Bulcsú's (Sándor Csányi) life that once was, on the surface, where the real people go home after work, who go to the movies or a fine restaurant is now replaced by the dark, cold and solitude arena of his new dwellings. He, and his motley crew of ragtag metro ticket Kontrollers must patrol the trains that run these City dwellers back and forth and with daily ritual, check that no one dare come down into their world for a free ride. With indifferent passengers, a possible love interest, a regime set on competition and to top it all a mysterious serial killer at large, Kontroll is a dark and bleak comedy of the world of the ticket inspector, who, in the end must keep this Metro system running. If not, what would be the worst that could happen, if they ever lost control? Dare you ride here for free, too? Written by Cinema_Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 2003 (Hungary)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

HUF 100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,098 (USA) (1 April 2005)

Gross:

$235,364 (USA) (26 August 2005)
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Trivia

Péter Bergendy:  a bearded ticket inspector sitting at a table during the staff briefing scene. See more »

Goofs

The drunken woman on the escalator at the beginning of the film is wearing a belt which moves around between shots. See more »

Quotes

Szofi: [at subway vending machines] Nice place. Come here often?
Bulcsú: Only when I really want to impress a girl.
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wow! that was good :-)
11 August 2004 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

for the first time again since Avalon I felt completely lifted to another world... I didn't know what to expect when I decided to watch this one tonight as opener for the Fantasy Film Fest in Hamburg... I was skeptical since the last openers were highly promoted but quite dull... This one is different... A team of very different persons work together as ticket inspectors... each of them is differently weird but fun to watch... The whole movie happens in the subway and stations... no daylight... The images are great and the music fits perfectly to this extraordinary composition. Just don't ask what this movie is about... or if there is a story being told... I don't know... I don't care... I loved to watch and I hope to join this ride soon again...


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