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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

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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

On two occasions there is a robotic voice in the background saying (in English), "The next stop is: Concourse A... the color coded maps and signs in this vehicle match the station colors... please move to the center of the vehicle and away from the doors." The voice is that which was used until 1994 in the "people mover" underground trains at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport. See more »

Goofs

When the subway train arrives at the station it's empty. When the ticket inspectors get on it's full of passengers. See more »

Quotes

Szofi: Do you think I'm weird?
Béla: Fortunately, yes.
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Connections

Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012) See more »

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Guardian Angel (Orangyal)
written by Mátyás Milkovics & Márk Moldvai
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An underground film
11 November 2006 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

The early scenes of control suggest that this film is going to be a grimly realistic accounts of the tough job done by the largely working class ticket collectors of the Budapest metro. But a preface, in which a pompous cod-official of the transport authority explains the decision to allow filming in his system, hints at something more adventurous to come, and indeed, we soon have improbable levels of violence coupled with a cast of characters who seem to live underground, including a woman who travels everywhere dressed as a bear, and a literal personification of the grim reaper. Add in a network boss who acts more like a gangster, and you get some measure of this black, sardonic film. Not everything works, but a well-controlled atmosphere helps blend the elements together, in this unusual, humorous and (in more senses than one) dark movie.


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