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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 become lured into a trap.


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Credited cast:
David Norton
Silvia Mendez
Frank Kovak
Jane Graham (as Georgia MacKenzie)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isabel Abarraga ...
Jorge Aguado de Gabriel ...
Man with Umbilical Cord
Lift Passenger
CNW Announcer
Nina Bagusat ...
Keith Bartlett ...
Julio Bastida ...
Telecinco Announcer
Jorge Bosch ...
Consulate Employee


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Release Date:

12 January 2007 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

A Caixa Kovak  »

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2.35 : 1
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Gloomy Sunday
(Original Title: Szomorú Vasárnap)
Music by Rezsö Seress
Lyrics by László Jávor
English Lyrics by Sam Lewis (as Sam M. Lewis)
Performed by Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, Al Casey, J.C. Heard, Emmet Berry,
John Williams, Hymie Schertzer, Babe Russin and Jimmy Hamilton
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment España
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The Writer's Nightmare
5 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a writer myself, I found this to be an excellent movie--and one reason why I would call it "The Writer's Nightmare". Many of the thoughts expressed in the movie will resonate with most writers, and certainly also give them food for thought. It touches on why writers write--for commercial reasons, to please the masses; or for personal reasons; or for other, more darker reasons.

Every writer hopes to one day write "the masterpiece", the "Great American Novel" or "Great Canadian Novel" (in my case), and that's what much of this movie hinges on.

I will say that although I think Timothy Hutton is a great choice for the lead character, he certainly doesn't portray a lot of emotion on the surface.

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