Kontroll Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Kontroll the Movie

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Hungary's claustrophobic, dimly fluorescent lit subways employ "kontrollers"--ticket inspectors roaming train to train without much inspiration, not many friends, and zero sunlight. Bulscu (Csanyi) is a kontroller stuck in endless catacomb searching for meaning and trying to fill his quota. Then one day a lovely young something happens to catch his eye. Just his luck, that same day he manages to catch the eye of a hooded killer stalking the trains. First time director Antal does a bang-up job on a limited budget. There's no digital effects, no bluescreens, no bungees, and that's precisely why it's so effective. Watching actors jump from train to train and narrowly avoid death looks much more real when it is real.

Distribution

ThinkFilm, 155 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10013, Phone: (646)293-9400

Available on DVD
Running time 106 minutes.
Originally from Hungarian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Subways, Psycho-Thriller, Serial Killers, Crime Drama, Eastern Europe
Screenplay
Nimrod Antal
Cast
Sandor Csanyi, Lajos Kovacs, Sandor Badar, Csaba Pindroch, Zsolt Nagy, Eszter Balla, Bence Matyasi, Szabo Gyozo, Balazs Mihalyfi
Cinematography
Gyula Pados
Director
Nimrod Antal
Music
NEO
Other
Robert Juhasz, Istvan Kiraly, Janos Breckl
Producer
Tamas Hutlassa, Cafe Film, Bonfire, Budapest Film

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