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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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Cast

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David Norton
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Silvia Mendez
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Frank Kovak
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Jane Graham (as Georgia MacKenzie)
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Jaume
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Kathy
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Judy
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Man with Umbilical Cord
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Lift Passenger
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CNW Announcer
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Hostess
Keith Bartlett ...
Admirer
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Telecinco Announcer
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Consulate Employee
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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.


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Rated R for some violent and disturbing content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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12 January 2007 (Spain)  »

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A Caixa Kovak  »

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Goofs

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

Quotes

David: In a world where scientist compete against each other to give birth to the first human clone, and entere populations can be annihilated without a single brick being damaged, question is: Can we really still write science-fiction?
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Connections

References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Gloomy Sunday
(Original Title: Szomorú Vasárnap)
Music by Rezsö Seress
Lyrics by László Jávor
English Lyrics by Sam Lewis (as Sam M. Lewis)
Adapted for The Kovak Box (2006) by Roque Baños
Performed by Lucía Jiménez
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The Writer's Nightmare
5 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a writer myself, I found this to be an excellent movie--and one reason why I would call it "The Writer's Nightmare". Many of the thoughts expressed in the movie will resonate with most writers, and certainly also give them food for thought. It touches on why writers write--for commercial reasons, to please the masses; or for personal reasons; or for other, more darker reasons.

Every writer hopes to one day write "the masterpiece", the "Great American Novel" or "Great Canadian Novel" (in my case), and that's what much of this movie hinges on.

I will say that although I think Timothy Hutton is a great choice for the lead character, he certainly doesn't portray a lot of emotion on the surface.


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