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Kontroll -- A tale about a strange young man, Bulcs�, his fellow inspectors, who are all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love.

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Director:
Writers:
Jim Adler (writer)
Nimród Antal (writer)
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Release Date:
20 November 2003 (Hungary) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Murder. Mystery. Romance. Just another ride on the subway. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
18 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
New hope for Hungarian film See more (127 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Sándor Csányi ... Bulcsú
Zoltán Mucsi ... Professor
Csaba Pindroch ... Muki
Sándor Badár ... Lecsó
Zsolt Nagy ... Tibi
Eszter Balla ... Szofi

Lajos Kovács ... Béla
Bence Mátyássy ... Gyalogkakukk (Bootsie)
Gyözö Szabó ... Shadow
Péter Scherer ... Chief
György Cserhalmi ... Big Boss
László Nádasi ... Laci
János Kulka ... Feri
Enikö Eszenyi ... Drunken Woman
Zsolt László ... K., Kripli (Nub)
Balázs Mihályfi ... Gonzó
Károly Horváth ... Tamás
László Bicskei Kiss ... Doki (as László Bicskei Kis)
József Tóth ... Róbert
Balázs Lázár ... Nagydarab
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Éva Bacsa
Béla Barabás
Krisztián Berg
Péter Bergendy ... Cameo
László Bolyki (as Bolyki László 'Zsiráf')
Tamás Buvári ... Cameo
Marcell Bálint
Zsolt Bánki
Zsóka Békefy
Dávid Csobai
Zsolt Czakó
Gábor Czibere
Alpár Cziglényi
János Derzsi ... Last Passenger
András Fésös ... Cameo
Péter Galambos
Gábor Gallyas
János Greifenstein ... Stutterer
Imola Gáspár ... Metróellenõr
Andrew Hefler ... Junkie (as Andrew Heffler)
Zoltán Hoffmeister
Ákos Horváth ... Passenger
Margó Kasza
Heléna Kiss
Péter Kiss
Veronika Klement
Babett Köllõ
Ernõ Köves
Hunor Michálik
Milan Mikulcík ... Cameo
Tamás Molnár
Sándor Mucsi
Szabolcs Máté
László Mészáros
Adrienn Nador (as Nádor Adrienn)
Imre Nagy
Szilvia Nemesdédi
Árpád Nick ... Cameo
Márton Nyitrai ... Cameo
Edit Orbán
Béla Paczolay ... Cameo
Tamás Pintér ... Cameo
Imréné Pocz Nagy
Ilona Psota ... Old Lady (Witch)
Gábor Rohonyi ... Cameo
Róbert Sarkady
Géza Schramek
Zsolt Szentiványi
Csaba Sárvári
Zoltán Sárvári
Andrea Takáts
Gergely Tapolczai
Abe Tetsushi
Levente Törköly ... Gay Man
Veronika Varjasi
Zsolt Venczel
Miklós Viola
Zoltán Viola
Tibor Viszkó
Melinda Völgyi ... Woman with Big Breasts

Gábor Herendi ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Livius Varga ... Passenger (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nimród Antal 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Adler  writer
Nimród Antal  writer

Produced by
Tamás Hutlassa .... producer
 
Original Music by
Neo 
 
Cinematography by
Gyula Pados 
 
Film Editing by
István Király 
 
Casting by
Szilvia Nemesdédi 
Veronika Varjasi 
 
Production Design by
Balázs Hujber 
 
Costume Design by
János Breckl 
 
Makeup Department
Ernella Hortobágyi .... makeup artist
Brigitta Szabó .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Károly Fehér .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
László Janicsek .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Victor Barabás .... construction crew
Béla Blazsej .... set dresser
Attila Budavári .... construction manager
Antal Lakatos .... construction crew
Tamás Tamási .... props
Péter Újvári .... props
 
Sound Department
Csaba Erös .... boom operator
Gábor ifj. Erdélyi .... sound editor
Gábor ifj. Erdélyi .... sound effects editor
Micki Joanni .... synchron editor
Róbert Juhász .... sound
Attila Madaras .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ferenc Deák .... special effects supervisor
Szilard Gergely .... special effects technician
Endre Korda .... workshop supervisor
Attila Török .... pyrotechnician
Ferenc Török .... pyrotechnics supervisor
 
Stunts
Balázs Farkas .... stunts
Zoltán Gulyás Kiss .... stunt coordinator
László Kósa .... stunts
Gábor Pesta .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Károly Brauner .... key grip
István Faragó .... electrician
Tibor Fazekas .... electrician
Elek Hornyák .... electrician
Tamás Jánossa .... loader
Zoltán Jánossa .... assistant camera
András Khin .... Steadicam operator
Ádám Kliegl .... first assistant a camera
József Marton .... gaffer
József Simon .... electrician
Adrienn Szabó .... still photographer
Zsolt Éliás .... video technician
István Õsz .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Éva Csele .... wardrobe assistant
Mari Havasi .... wardrobe assistant (as Havasi Mária)
 
Editorial Department
Baba Deimanik .... color timer (as Tamásné Deimanik)
Gyöngyi Féjja .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Balázs Ari .... associate
Tamás Guba .... location manager
Krisztina Kelemen .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Control" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some violence and brief sexuality
Runtime:
Hungary:105 min | Germany:111 min | Argentina:107 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shot over a period of 40 nights.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Just Sex and Nothing Else (2005)See more »

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79 out of 105 people found the following review useful.
New hope for Hungarian film, 3 January 2004
Author: meitschi from Vienna, Austria

"Kontroll" gives me new hope that Hungarian filmmakers are finally capable to make pictures that appeal to audiences at home, movie critics (and probably also foreign audiences) alike. An excellent, though a bit weird mixture of satirical comedy, mystical drama and thriller. The metro stations become a world of their own, the neon lights create a new reality.

While in the beginning the film focuses on a whole group of ticket controllers and we expect a satirical comedy about their lives, in the second half the storyline concentrates on the terrifying experiences of Bulcsú, a man with a mysterious past. He used to be an artist or in some other kind of creative business not specified further, but left this life for unknown reasons and started to live in the metro. It also becomes clear that for some reason he is not able to leave the metro system until the end - when he overcomes the dark forces (that probably have also been lurking inside him). Everything about this story is deeply irrational (except for the satirical elements that are in some ways very close to reality :-)), this is just a terrible world, where love means the only hope (I was a bit reminded of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil").

An excellent movie that I would also strongly recommend to foreign viewers. I don't know if this will ever come to other countries, but I would very much like it to be so. So that Hungary could be put back on the landscape of international moviemaking.

P.s.: The Budapest multiplex I saw this in was absolutely packed with people. I was astonished what a great success "Kontroll" has become in Hungary, because I think that most people in the audience there have probably never seen anything that could only remotely be called arthouse - and "Kontroll" wasn't exactly an easy popcorn movie....

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