The Kovak Box

Synopsis: A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's become lured into a trap.
Director(s): Daniel Monzón
Production: First Look Home Entertainment
  1 win.
102 min

[Indistinct voices]

[Distant typing]

Sorry, did I distract you?

Oh, no, no, no,

You must be brilliant,

Oh, this! Oh, yeah,

it's a masterpiece, yes,

"A throbbing fleshy


downloading data

at lightning speed,"

H mm,


Did you just

erase it all?

I did,


It was a load of crap,

and it won't hold

anyone's interest,

Why don't you put your

masterpiece away for a while?

You never know, You might

get a bit of inspiration,

[Female clears throat] We'll serve

dinner shortly, Have you made your choice?

Uh, beef,




Sorry! It's not my sick

sense of humor, really,

This friend of mine advised me to

take a couple of air sickness pills

before I got on the plane, and now,

well, they make me a bit groggy,

Goof number two,

Must be this, too,

Hi, I'm Kathy,

Kathy Thomas,

[Hispanic accent]


Vacation? They say the

island's really something,

So I've heard,

Traveling solo?

I know...

mind your business,

Sorry, sweetie,

I'm a lost cause,

I just love poking my nose

Into other people's lives,

Probably 'cause I don't

have one of my own,

It's the price we

workaholics have to pay,

Fast walkers,

The sports store?

They reward their best

salespeople with an annual trip,

This year

it's to Majorca,



Oh, sure,

can I have a couple of

whiskeys as well, please?

[Cell phone ringing]

[Hispanic accent] People

can be a pain, huh?

Third time

since we landed,

Someone misses you,


That ain't surprising,

I'm already missing you, and we

haven't even said goodbye yet,

[Cell phone ringing]


[Speaking a

foreign language]

(David) In a world where scientists vie

to produce

the first human clone

and entire populations

can be annihilated

without even

a brick being damaged,

the question Is,

is it still possible

to write science fiction?

When reality is becoming

more and more

like a story

that has been hatched

from the twisted mind

of one of my fellow authors,

It seems reality

Is extremely eager

to put the rest of us

out of a job,

But I'm not gonna let

that happen, I can't let

that happen after 25 novels,

I still enjoy what I'm doing,

I love the process,

People ask me

where my Ideas come from,

And it's not unlike

an illness,

And what I mean

by that is, uh,

you open a window or, uh, let's

say you're taking the subway,

where you expose yourself

to virus,

Likewise in my life, uh, I can

be infected by things around me,

It could be a TV program,

I could overhear a conversation

and think, "Oh, that's interesting,"

Or I could... I mean, sometimes

it's, um, just a single image

will suffice for

the virus to, uh,

to enter my organism and, um,

start to grow and pretty...

pretty soon, It's taken

over my whole... body,

And then, before I know it,

uh, the only way to escape,

Is to write

the damn book,

Even if it means, along the

way, I created a few monsters,

I've been involved in public

utilities for 30 years,

well, 32, to be exact,

working for the Los

Angeles water authority,

Wow, that's a lot of

years, A lot of water,


A pleasure meeting you,

if you'll excuse me,

Oh! Your pen,

Yes! I just... always...

thank you,

(British male voice) Could

I borrow you for a second?

Yeah, borrow away,

As you can see,

I'm an old fan,

[Womars laughter]

I've been a follower of

yours since the beginning,


Yes, first edition,

I don't even think

I have a copy like this,

You, you want me

to sign it again?

Oh, would you?

It's your finest work,

Let me tell you

a secret,

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Daniel Monzón

Daniel Monzón Jerez, better known as Daniel Monzón (born 1968 in Palma, Majorca) is a Spanish film writer and director. He is known for his work in mystery, action and science fiction films, such as Celda 211, El Niño, The Kovak Box and Heart of the Warrior. more…

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