The Kovak Box (2006)

R  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  12 January 2007 (Spain)
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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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Credited cast:
David Norton
Silvia Mendez
Frank Kovak
Jane Graham (as Georgia MacKenzie)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isabel Abarraga ...
Jorge Aguado de Gabriel ...
Man with Umbilical Cord
Lift Passenger
CNW Announcer
Nina Bagusat ...
Keith Bartlett ...
Julio Bastida ...
Telecinco Announcer
Jorge Bosch ...
Consulate Employee


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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A Caixa Kovak  »

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(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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Great combination thriller / sci-fi.
29 August 2007 | by (Subcrust Base 955 - Venus) – See all my reviews

Just watched this movie and it really held my attention. I am easily bored but this movie kept me interested all the way through. You have to pay attention because the story is very unusual, which makes it all the more interesting. This is the story of a mad scientist who wants to create a legacy and does so in a very unusual manner. The story begins with a number of people committing or attempting to commit suicide. The reason for this suicide outbreak is the plot of the movie. The acting was very good by both Timothy Hutton and the beautiful Spanish actress Lucia Jimenez. I enjoyed the suspense of the movie and towards the end there is a lot of action which reminded me of a James Bond movie. The twisted madman and the crazy scheme was also reminiscent of a Bond movie. I recommend this movie highly but pay attention so you know what is going on. 8/10

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