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The Machine

The Machine

A Feature film by François Dupeyron

Produced by Hachette Première et Cie

Release in France : 30/11/1994

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Hachette Première et Cie

Foreign production company :

Studio Babelsberg

French distribution :


Co-productions :

M6 Films, Prima, France 2 Cinéma, DD Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Polygram Film International

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Marc Lacroix is a psychiatrist, a student of the brain, with a rocky marriage, a mistress, and a ten-year-old son. He also has a secret laboratory where he's built a machine he thinks will allow him to penetrate the mind of any person hooked up to the machine with him. He tests it with Zyto, a psychopath who has killed three women. The machine fails and exchanges the men's brains. Zyto passes himself off as Marc, and Marc (now in Zyto's body) escapes from the asylum to the flat of his mistress. She tries to warn Marc's wife, exposing herself to Zyto. All are now in grave danger. Can Lacroix find a way to get Zyto back to the machine before irreversible damage is done?

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Full credits (22)

Executive Producer :

René Cleitman

Author of original work :

René Belletto

Line Producers :

Bernard Bouix, Ingrid Windisch

Director of Photography :

Dietrich Lohmann

Sound Assistant :

Bernard Chaumeil

Camera Operator :

Marc Koninckx

Editor :

Noëlle Boisson

Continuity supervisor :

Bénédicte Kermadec

Music Composer :

Michel Portal

Costume designer :

Élisabeth Tavernier

Still Photographer :


Assistant director :

Catherine Joubé

Associate Producer :

Gérard Depardieu

Screenwriter :

François Dupeyron

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Gamet

Assistant Operator :

Christophe Beaucarne

Production managers :

Patrick Bordier, Hans-Erich Busch

Sound editor :

Nadine Muse

Production Designer :

Carlos Conti

Casting :

Jeanne Biras

Sound Mixer :

Gérard Lamps

Location Manager :

Francis Barrois

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Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Fantasy, Thriller, Science fiction

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Coproducer countries :

Germany, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Germany, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 34 min

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Audio format :

Dolby SR