The Kovak Box (2006)

R   |    |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller


The Kovak Box (2006) Poster

A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's become lured into a trap.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

5.9/10
3,567

Videos


Photos


See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Awards

1 win.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


29 September 2006 | daniel-169
9
| Science and Fiction
Usually, people write summaries of the story, but I won't. The plot summary on the movie page is good enough. :) It's important not to give away the story to get the most out of this film.

I really liked the movie. It was extremely well put together with a tight script. It had nice photography and a great score. The story is engrossing and you connect with the characters and I found myself unable to second guess them very much (something that is a constant problem in present day Hollywood productions, it is far to easy to think up easy solutions to their predicaments that they so conveniently miss just so that the story can continue).

I saw the movie at the Fantastisk Filmfestival (FFF) here i Lund, Sweden, today (a few hours ago). The director was present at the screening (apparently the third screening worldwide and the movie will have a wider release early next year) and I had a chance to talk to him. We talked about his inspirations for the movie (9/11 among other things, but not in any way that you really can understand from seeing the film), the progress of science into fiction and vice versa and the fact that he had set out to make a "Hitchcockean" movie (something I think he managed, albeit I must admit that I'm embarrassingly lacking in knowledge of Hitchkock's works, I found "The Birds" quite unwatchable for example).

Either way, I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes mysteries and a good thriller.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

  • 41

    41

  • Dark House

    Dark House

  • Malevolence

    Malevolence

  • The Arrival of Wang

    The Arrival of Wang

  • Leave

    Leave

  • Alien Code

    Alien Code

  • Lost Voyage

    Lost Voyage

  • Half Light

    Half Light

  • XII

    XII

  • Fractured

    Fractured

  • Perfect Creature

    Perfect Creature

  • The River King

    The River King

Did You Know?


Quotes

David: You said Jane didn't commit suicide.
Silvia: I know I did not jump through this window, but I don't know what really happened.


Goofs

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


Soundtracks

Gloomy Sunday
(Original Title: Szomorú Vasárnap)
Music and Lyrics (1933) by
Rezsö Seress and László Jávor
English Lyrics (1936) by Sam Lewis (as Sam M. Lewis)
Performed by Billie Holiday (vocals), Teddy Wilson (piano), Al Casey (guitar), James Charles J.C. Heard (as J.C. Heard) (drums), Emmett Berry (as Emmet Berry) (trumpet), John Williams (bass), Hymie Schertzer (alto saxophone, clarinet), Babe Russin (tenor saxophone, clarinet) and Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet)
Recorded in New York on 7th August 1941
Published by Editio Musica Budapest
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment España

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

12 January 2007

Language

English, Spanish, German


Country of Origin

Spain, UK

Filming Locations

Madrid, Spain

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€495,094 (Spain) (12 January 2007)

The Star of "American Gods" Picks the Gods of Hollywood

Ricky Whittle picks between new and old Hollywood to choose his favorites, including the best horror director, and the Disney song he can't stop singing.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the SXSW 2019, what to watch on TV, and a look back at the 2018-2019 awards season.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com