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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.

Director:

Daniel Monzón

Writers:

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent and disturbing content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

English | Spanish | German

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 42 mins) The amount of froth in David's bottle varies during his conversation with Silvia at the bar. See more »

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Jaume: She survived, but her name was in the list!
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References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

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Nightmare
Written by Kevin McCue
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OK movie which should have been better
23 December 2007 | by dean2900See all my reviews

I love the basic premise of this movie and it sounded like it could be good based on the plot, filming locations, and some decent actors.

Unfortunately the movie fails at being creepy, scary, or even creating any form of tension. I get the feeling that the actors were just going through the motion.

There is no chemistry between the two main characters, the Villain seems very weak, and there are no real surprised or twists.

This movie seems like a toned down "In the Mouth of Madness" filmed in the Mediterranean.

My best advice is to rent In The Mouth of Madness instead.

Dean


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