Kontroll (2003, HUN) C-110m. *** D: Nimród Antal. Starring Sándor Csányi, Zoltán Mucsi, Csaba Pindroch, Sándor Badár, Zsolt Nagy, Eszter Balla, Gábor Herendi. Original black comedy drama from Hungary about a group of ticket controllers in the subway system of Budapest, whose job is crippling them physically and mentally. Main character is Csányi, who spends his entire life underground. Now, mysterious suicides begin disquieting the passengers and authorities. Somewhat aimless, underdeveloped, but peopled with likable, funny characters, a nice debut feature for director Antal. Also known as CONTROL.

© Ron Altman