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Shock Treatment / Island of the Damned

Shock Treatment / Island of the Damned

A Feature film by Alain Jessua

Produced by AJ Films, Belstar Productions, Lira Films

Release in France : 18/01/1973

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Actors (18)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

AJ Films, Belstar Productions, Lira Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Tamasa Distribution

Foreign production company :

Medusa film

French distribution :

Les Films Imperia

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When the executive of the fashion industry Hélène Masson is dumped by her lover, she has a midlife crisis and her friend Gérôme Savignat advises her to spend vacation in the isolated rejuvenation clinic owned by Dr. Devilers and his partner Dr. Berbard. Hélène is welcomed by the happy clients and befriends the Portuguese employee João, who is an illegal immigrant, practicing her knowledge in Portuguese language with him. After the first injection of a formula based on animal blood, Hélène feels very well, But soon Gérôme can not afford to pay the treatment and commits suicide. Then João disappears and Dr. Devilers does not allow her to check-out the clinic. Hélène goes further in her investigation of the clinic and finds the secret of the rejuvenation formula of Dr. Devilers.

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Full credits (12)

Executive Producers :

Raymond Danon, Alain Jessua, Robert Dorfmann

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Roger Curel

Director of Photography :

Jacques Robin

Production Manager :

Alain Belmondo

Continuity supervisor :

Sylvie Koechlin

Stunt performer :

Gérard Streiff

Assistant Director :

Jean-Claude Ventura

Screenwriter :

Alain Jessua

Sound Recordist :

William-Robert Sivel

Editor :

Hélène Plemiannikov

Music Composers :

Alain Jessua, René Koering

Location Manager :

Alain Pancrazi

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Feature film

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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