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