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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 likable characters, a rival ticket inspection team and racing along the tracks - and a tale about love.

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Nimród Antal
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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Murder. Mystery. Romance. Just another ride on the subway. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

20 November 2003 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Control See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HUF 100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,098, 3 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$237,183, 1 September 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,277,800, 10 June 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Café Film,Bonfire See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There are no clues who or what the evil Árnyék character is. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, when the drunken lady is going down the escalator, she shoots the top off the champagne and it foams all over the railing in front of her, causing a large wet spot which she passes. In the next scene when she is drinking from the bottle, the champagne spot is in front of her, and she approaches and passes the same spot again. See more »

Quotes

K., Kripli: The second our train pulled out, they jumped onto the tracks and started to run after us. It's not easy because the ground is covered with tubes and cables and the tracks are there, too. Your lungs fill with graphite powder and you can't breathe. The problem is the next train.
Tibi: Wait, wait, wait... This IS the last train.
K., Kripli: The last passenger train. We still have the midnight express behind us.
Tibi: The midnight express? What's that?
K., Kripli: It's the real last train. It's the last train that heads back to the ...
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It's a fantastic movie about a strange, dark world
3 October 2004 | by enfoSee all my reviews

I think, it's one of the best Hungarian films what had been ever made. Bulcsú's character is very good, and Kovács Lajos (the drunken metro driver) is a great actor, the story is exciting, and the pictures have very dark feelings, so it's a perfect film from a genius director, Antal Nimród. The story is very dark, and grabs your deep inner frightens. And it shows you the real world of Budapest subway, it's the same that you see in the film, expect the shadow murderer with the hood. Csányi Sándor's first main role wasn't too difficult for this fantastic young talent, he did his performances more perfect than the perfect. If you aren't a ticket inspector, or a subway passenger, you should watch this film. I can recommend it to everybody.

(sorry for my poor English, but I haven't got a language exam yet :-) )


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