Kontroll (2004)

7.0

Movie

Hungary
Hungarian, Italian, Spanish
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
2004
NIMRÓD ANTAL
Balla Eszter, Bence Mátyássy, Csaba Pindroch
107 min

What it's about

A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, and the fellow ticket inspectors on his team who work aboard the subterranean Budapest Metro. A tale about racing along the tracks, and about a mysterious serial killer. And a tale about love.

The take

A story about inspectors on the Hungarian subway and their struggle to get travelers to pay up. Skinheads with attack dogs, drunks and freaks are the harsh reality of these working-class heroes, who themselves of course are quite the weird bunch. Dark post-soviet humor, refreshingly politically incorrect characters and an abstract parallel love story which barely makes sense even at the end. Kontroll is a movie you will regret having waited 10 years to see.

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