History Film / Kontroll

2nd Mar '16 10:27:15 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Kontroll''''' is a 2003 Hungarian film directed by Nimrod Antal, starring Sandor Csanyi and Eszter Balla. The title refers to the Hungarian word for the act of metro employees checking for tickets. The film focuses on the daily struggles of a group of metro ticket inspectors in a subway system based on (and shot in) the Budapest Metro. They spend their day exploring abandoned tracks, fighting with irate customers, chasing down an elusive graffiti artist, and competing with a rival team of Kontroll agents. He and his fellow inspectors struggle with their jobs because every one of their customers resents them for harassing them in their daily commute. Meanwhile, a serial killer has been stalking the metro pushing customers into the tracks. There's also a woman in a bear suit. You heard us.

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'''''Kontroll''''' ''Kontroll'' is a 2003 Hungarian film directed by Nimrod Antal, starring Sandor Csanyi and Eszter Balla. The title refers to the Hungarian word for the act of metro employees checking for tickets. The film focuses on the daily struggles of a group of metro ticket inspectors in a subway system based on (and shot in) the Budapest Metro. They spend their day exploring abandoned tracks, fighting with irate customers, chasing down an elusive graffiti artist, and competing with a rival team of Kontroll agents. He and his fellow inspectors struggle with their jobs because every one of their customers resents them for harassing them in their daily commute. Meanwhile, a serial killer has been stalking the metro pushing customers into the tracks. There's also a woman in a bear suit. You heard us.
12th Dec '14 1:25:03 AM Snicka
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* AllThereInTheScript: you will only find out that the woman in the bear suit is called Szofi (Sophie) by waiting for the credits and looking for the highest-placed woman.

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* AllThereInTheScript: you You will only find out that the woman in the bear suit is called Szofi (Sophie) by waiting for the credits and looking for the highest-placed woman.



* BareYourMidriff: the woman in the opening sequence.

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* BareYourMidriff: the The woman in the opening sequence.sequence.
* BlackComedy: The first half of the movie. The second half is a bizarre thriller full of MindScrew.



* {{Chiaroscuro}}: when Bulcsu meets Bela after hours. Bela is eating in a dark carriage, lit by a bright portable lamp.
* ColorWash: most scenes have a green/yellow cast. This makes the final scene with blue daylight shining down the escalator stand out all the more.

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* {{Chiaroscuro}}: when When Bulcsu meets Bela after hours. Bela is eating in a dark carriage, lit by a bright portable lamp.
* ColorWash: most Most scenes have a green/yellow cast. This makes the final scene with blue daylight shining down the escalator stand out all the more.
19th Feb '14 5:17:04 AM LondonKdS
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%%* SinisterSubway

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%%* SinisterSubway* SinisterSubway: The film is full of creepy scenes of the killer stalking passengers and others around grimy and ill-lit subway tunnels.
19th Feb '14 3:29:54 AM erforce
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Bela the train driver and Szofi are father and daughter. They have a scene together in which she tells him "You remind me of an angel," and he replies "You should have seen me in my prime!" They laugh.



* IWasQuiteALooker: Bela the train driver and Szofi are father and daughter. They have a scene together in which she tells him "You remind me of an angel," and he replies "You should have seen me in my prime!" They laugh.



* SinisterSubway

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19th Feb '14 1:42:35 AM LondonKdS
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* RiddleForTheAges: In the second part of the film, Bulcsu finds himself suspected of being the serial killer, and the film hints that he may actually be that crazy. [[spoiler:The final confrontation and chase between him and the killer is sufficiently dreamlike in atmosphere, and devoid of reaction from other characters, that it's quite possible to read it as an internal confrontation with an EnemyWithin.]]
1st Jan '14 4:50:32 AM eroock
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Kontroll is a 2003 Hungarian film directed by Nimrod Antal, starring Sandor Csanyi and Eszter Balla. The title refers to the Hungarian word for the act of metro employees checking for tickets. The film focuses on the daily struggles of a group of metro ticket inspectors in a subway system based on (and shot in) the Budapest Metro. They spend their day exploring abandoned tracks, fighting with irate customers, chasing down an elusive graffiti artist, and competing with a rival team of Kontroll agents. He and his fellow inspectors struggle with their jobs because every one of their customers resents them for harassing them in their daily commute. Meanwhile, a serial killer has been stalking the metro pushing customers into the tracks. There's also a woman in a bear suit. You heard us.

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Kontroll '''''Kontroll''''' is a 2003 Hungarian film directed by Nimrod Antal, starring Sandor Csanyi and Eszter Balla. The title refers to the Hungarian word for the act of metro employees checking for tickets. The film focuses on the daily struggles of a group of metro ticket inspectors in a subway system based on (and shot in) the Budapest Metro. They spend their day exploring abandoned tracks, fighting with irate customers, chasing down an elusive graffiti artist, and competing with a rival team of Kontroll agents. He and his fellow inspectors struggle with their jobs because every one of their customers resents them for harassing them in their daily commute. Meanwhile, a serial killer has been stalking the metro pushing customers into the tracks. There's also a woman in a bear suit. You heard us.



!!This film provides examples of:



* TheEndingChangesEverything: maybe. See the entry for EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory on the [=YMMV=] tab.

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: maybe. See the entry for EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory on the [=YMMV=] tab.tab.
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20th Jun '13 11:14:56 AM DavidCowie
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* AllThereInTheScript: you will only find out that the woman in the bear suit is called Szofi (Sophie) is by waiting for the credits and looking for the highest-placed woman.

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* AllThereInTheScript: you will only find out that the woman in the bear suit is called Szofi (Sophie) is by waiting for the credits and looking for the highest-placed woman.


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* DaddysGirl: Szofi brings Béla his lunch every day, even though he says she doesn't have to. They clearly have a close, happy relationship.
18th Jun '13 9:43:02 AM DavidCowie
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Bela the train driver and Szofi are father and daughter. They have a scene together in which she tells him "You remind me of an angel," and he replies "You should have seen me in my prime!" They laugh.
17th Jun '13 2:20:21 PM DavidCowie
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* AllThereInTheScript: you will only find out that the woman in the bear suit is called Szofi (Sophie) is by waiting for the credits and looking for the highest-placed woman.
17th Jun '13 12:03:51 PM DavidCowie
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* {{Chiaroscuro}}: when Bulcsu meets Bela after hours. Bela is eating in a dark carriage, lit by a bright portable lamp.



* DreamSequence: Szofi wakes Bulcsu and shows him a narrow tunnel leading away from the main tunnel. Bulcsu finds [[spoiler: the Pusher]] at the end. And wakes up.



* SinisterSubway

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: maybe. See the entry for EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory on the [=YMMV=] tab.
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