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Control (2003)

Kontroll (original title)
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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.

Director:

Nimród Antal
19 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

The film includes an introduction by the director of the Budapest Metro (where the film was shot), who says that the film is a work of fiction and that employees of the Metro don't behave as shown. See more »

Goofs

The rail running seen in the movie would be impossible, as the metro types we see in the movie, like most metro trains, gather electricity from the rails (we see no electric cables overhead either, so this is definitely the case). Such a run would be impossible to survive, especially in the dark. See more »

Quotes

Feri: Can I ask you something?
Bulcsú: Go ahead.
Feri: It's none of my business, if you don't want to talk about it, that's cool.
Bulcsú: No... no...
Feri: Your project... your work... There hasn't been anything close since then. I have all of it, I saved every scrap of paper...
Bulcsú: Why?
Feri: In case you came back. It would change things for sure, turn everything upside down... Why didn't you finish it?
Bulcsú: When for years you wake up to having to win every battle every day, to prove that you are the best at everything... I started to worry what ...
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Connections

Spoofed in Just Sex and Nothing Else (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Platform (Peron)
written by Mátyás Milkovics & Márk Moldvai
performed by Neo
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User Reviews

 
wow! that was good :-)
11 August 2004 | by KosinusSee all my reviews

for the first time again since Avalon I felt completely lifted to another world... I didn't know what to expect when I decided to watch this one tonight as opener for the Fantasy Film Fest in Hamburg... I was skeptical since the last openers were highly promoted but quite dull... This one is different... A team of very different persons work together as ticket inspectors... each of them is differently weird but fun to watch... The whole movie happens in the subway and stations... no daylight... The images are great and the music fits perfectly to this extraordinary composition. Just don't ask what this movie is about... or if there is a story being told... I don't know... I don't care... I loved to watch and I hope to join this ride soon again...


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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:

HUF100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,098, 3 April 2005

Gross USA:

$237,183

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,277,800
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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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