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The Kovak Box (2006)

R  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  12 January 2007 (Spain)
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A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's become lured into a trap.

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David Norton
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Silvia Mendez
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Frank Kovak
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Jane Graham (as Georgia MacKenzie)
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Jaume
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Storyline

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

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


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Rated R for some violent and disturbing content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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A Caixa Kovak  »

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

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David: You said Jane didn't commit suicide.
Silvia: I know I did not jump through this window, but I don't know what really happened.
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Serial Blues
Written by Roque Baños
Performed by Isis Montero Expósito, Raúl Martínez Cathcart, Marcos Collado Fernández, Vicente Borrás Roig and Manolo Marí Riera
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Tense , mysterious and suspenseful Spanish thriller in wonderful locations
30 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

The story concerns about David (Timothy Hutton), a sci-fi bestsellers author . He arrives in Mallorca (Spain) along with his fiancée . But after a phone call , she spontaneously jumps from hotel balcony , committing herself suicide. The writer investigates the deeds but happen lots of people committing suicide all around him . Later on , he meets Silvia (Lucia Jimenez) who has survived her own and inexplicable suicide trying , jumping from a room . Both of them join forces and are plunged into a nightmarish game . They pursue a suspect doctor (Gary Piquer) with dark intentions . Meanwhile , David is appointed a strange character named Kovak (David Kelly) who hands him over a rare box . The plot stretches plausibility to the final breakpoint, proceeded in the Caves of the Hell.

This exciting picture packs suspense , noisy action , twists plots , tension and marvelous landscapes from island of Mallorca . The film contains thrills and chills and is quite entertaining because is a laborious and intriguing suspense tale . Timothy Hutton is good as a writer who becomes the reluctant hero of one of his own stories , though this time , he has no idea how it ends . Interesting and thrilling screenplay by Jorge Guerricaechevarria (Alex De Iglesia's usual screenwriter) . Colorful cinematography by Carlos Gusi (Torrente, Box 507) who photographs splendidly island Mallorca outdoors and luxurious interiors . Spectacular and atmospheric musical score by Roque Baños (Fragiles , Machinist ,Sexy beast ,800 bullets). The motion picture was well directed by Daniel Monzon , a former cinema critic . He previously directed fantasy (Heart of warrior ) , comedy (Biggest robbery never told) and wrote the thriller ¨Camino de Paraiso¨ ; his greatest hit was the prison movie titled ¨Celda 201¨ . Rating : Good , better than average . The film will appeal to twisted stories buffs and Timothy Hutton fans.


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