Kovak Box

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Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Made in Heaven) stars in the direct-to-video psychological thriller The Kovak Box. He portrays David Norton, a novelist and control freak who builds his life around the strategic manipulation of his characters and storylines. But suddenly, Norton watches his own life spin rapidly out of control when he is plunged into a bizarre series of events. Upon arrival in an exotic Mediterranean locale for a business conference, Norton receives the devastating news that his wife just ...
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Overview

Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Made in Heaven) stars in the direct-to-video psychological thriller The Kovak Box. He portrays David Norton, a novelist and control freak who builds his life around the strategic manipulation of his characters and storylines. But suddenly, Norton watches his own life spin rapidly out of control when he is plunged into a bizarre series of events. Upon arrival in an exotic Mediterranean locale for a business conference, Norton receives the devastating news that his wife just received a mysterious phone call and subsequently threw herself from the balcony of their apartment building. One at a time, each of Norton's friends and family members suffer from the same inexplicable fate. The author then searches desperately for answers and an escape from this black hole of terror, as the world closes in around him.
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Special Features

"Making of" featurette; Dolby Digital 5.1; Spanish subtitles; Previews; Closed captions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2007
  • UPC: 687797118196
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Millennium
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 78,862

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Hutton
Lucia Jimenez
David Kelly
Gary Piquer
Georgia Mackenzie
Annette Badland
Technical Credits
Daniel Monzon Director, Screenwriter
Alvaro Augustin Producer
Roque Banos Score Composer
Simon Cozens Editor
Tony Dawe Sound/Sound Designer
Carlos Fernandez Executive Producer
Julio Fernández Executive Producer
Jorge Guerricaechevarría Screenwriter
Carles Gusi Cinematographer
Anton Laguna Production Designer
Stephen Margolis Executive Producer
Antonia Nava Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Kovak Box
1. Main Titles [10:04]
2. Oldest Fan [7:55]
3. Gloomy Sunday [8:30]
4. Paralyzed [11:27]
5. Describe Him [10:50]
6. Kovak's Origin [7:23]
7. Cause of Death [6:21]
8. The List [11:07]
9. Accomodation [8:53]
10. They Will Die [9:44]
11. Where Are They? [11:42]
12. End Credits [4:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Kovak Box
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Audio: English 2.0 Stereo
      Subtitles: English Closed Captions
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      Making of Featurette
      Previews
         Kovak Box
         The Dead Girl
         The Breed
         Disappeared
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Taut Thriller That Keeps Circling the Viewer's Mind Through a Maze

    THE KOVAK BOX is a successful little suspense/psychological thriller from the Spanish writers Daniel Monzón (who also directs) and Jorge Guerricaechevarría. The story may be a bit far fetched, but then what horror story isn't? The premise for the tale holds up well and is aided by some very fine performances by a mixture of Spanish, English, and American actors. The mood of the film is beautifully set during opening credits by a complex maze in which a white rat sniffs and ambulates from confusing corner to confusing wall - just the manner in which director Monzón plans to tell his story. David Norton (Timothy Hutton) is a celebrated science fiction novelist visiting Majorca for a special conference accompanied by his soon to be fiancée Jane (Georgia Mackenzie). David has been having premonitions on his flight to the conference and those brooding thoughts continue as he registers for the conference and finds little disturbing clues that culminate in Jane's suicide leap from their hotel balcony. Almost simultaneously an attractive Spanish girl Silvia (Lucía Jiménez) in the same hotel 'jumps' from her balcony but is saved from death by falling onto an awning. Jane dies in the hospital: Silvia is in the bed next to Jane, witnesses David's grief, and the beginning of a bond is created. David meets a strange old man Frank Kovak (David Kelly) who seeks an autograph of David's first novel 'Gloomy Sunday' and from there the mystery begins. David becomes the unknowing main character in a sci-fi story that mimics ideas from his own first book, a story about the implantation of devices in humans that would enable a central force to assist the victims in their own destructive ends. The plot is tightly woven from this point on and to reveal any portion of it would diminish the chair-gripping finale. Timothy Hutton seems an odd choice for the main character of the film until his combination of cool intellect and understated passion clicks in. The film is graced by the presence of the talented Lucía Jiménez who seems to have the potential of becoming another Penelope Cruz! The cinematography by Carles Gusi and musical score by Roque Baños make the setting visually and aurally spectacular. For those who enjoy mind bender thrillers, THE KOVAK BOX will certainly please. Grady Harp

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