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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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Daniel Monzón

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Daniel Monzón (screenplay), Jorge Guerricaechevarría (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... David Norton
Lucía Jiménez ... Silvia
David Kelly ... Frank Kovak
Georgia Mackenzie ... Jane
Gary Piquer ... Jaume
Annette Badland ... Kathy
Iván Morales Iván Morales ... Charlie
Colin Stinton ... Encargado Consulado
Nicholas Boulton ... Funcionario Consulado
Jeff Harding ... Gerente Sanatorio
Jorge Bosch Jorge Bosch ... Forense
Luis Callejo ... Encargado Cuevas
Daniel Strauss Daniel Strauss ... Médico Silvia (as Dan Strauss)
Molly Malcolm ... Psicóloga
Keith Bartlett Keith Bartlett ... Admirador
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Storyline

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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You're trapped... and you don't even know it.


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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) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caixa Kovak See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€495,094 (Spain), 12 January 2007, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the end credits the word "Psychologist" appears as "Phsycologist". See more »

Quotes

Kovak: Do you really think you have a choice?
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Serial Blues
Written by Roque Baños
Performed by Isis Montero Expósito, Raúl Martínez Cathcart, Marcos Collado Fernández, Vicente Borrás Roig and Manolo Marí Riera
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Tense , mysterious and suspenseful Spanish thriller in wonderful locations
30 July 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The story concerns about David (Timothy Hutton), a sci-fi bestsellers author . He arrives in Mallorca (Spain) along with his fiancée . But after a phone call , she spontaneously jumps from hotel balcony , committing herself suicide. The writer investigates the deeds but happen lots of people committing suicide all around him . Later on , he meets Silvia (Lucia Jimenez) who has survived her own and inexplicable suicide trying , jumping from a room . Both of them join forces and are plunged into a nightmarish game . They pursue a suspect doctor (Gary Piquer) with dark intentions . Meanwhile , David is appointed a strange character named Kovak (David Kelly) who hands him over a rare box . The plot stretches plausibility to the final breakpoint, proceeded in the Caves of the Hell.

This exciting picture packs suspense , noisy action , twists plots , tension and marvelous landscapes from island of Mallorca . The film contains thrills and chills and is quite entertaining because is a laborious and intriguing suspense tale . Timothy Hutton is good as a writer who becomes the reluctant hero of one of his own stories , though this time , he has no idea how it ends . Interesting and thrilling screenplay by Jorge Guerricaechevarria (Alex De Iglesia's usual screenwriter) . Colorful cinematography by Carlos Gusi (Torrente, Box 507) who photographs splendidly island Mallorca outdoors and luxurious interiors . Spectacular and atmospheric musical score by Roque Baños (Fragiles , Machinist ,Sexy beast ,800 bullets). The motion picture was well directed by Daniel Monzon , a former cinema critic . He previously directed fantasy (Heart of warrior ) , comedy (Biggest robbery never told) and wrote the thriller ¨Camino de Paraiso¨ ; his greatest hit was the prison movie titled ¨Celda 201¨ . Rating : Good , better than average . The film will appeal to twisted stories buffs and Timothy Hutton fans.


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