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La Machine à découdre

La Machine à découdre

A Feature film by Jean-Pierre Mocky

Produced by M. Films

Production year : 1986

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Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

M. Films

French distribution :

Les Films Jacques Leitienne

Film exports/foreign sales :

M. Films


The insane Doctor Enger is obsessed with his plan to build a hospital to cure blind children. He has a chance encounter with Steff, an unemployed man who is selling his gun to make ends meet. Enger takes the gun, shoots a bartender, kidnaps Steff, and launches a killing and carjacking spree. He is accompanied the entire time by the naked or nearly-naked Liliane (in real life, a former Miss France). Enger apparently does all this in order to further his plan. The police are in pursuit but are unable to catch him. The mayor, up for re- election, is forced to do damage control.

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Assistant directors :

Patrick Granier, Gilbert Guichardière

Producer :

Jean-Paul Massoni

Director of Photography :

Edmond Richard

Camera Operator :

Jacques Mironneau

Editor :

Bénédicte Teiger

Production Designers :

René Loubet, Étienne Mery

Author of original work :

Gil Brewer

Screenwriter :

Jean-Pierre Mocky

Sound Recordist :

Jack Jullian

Production manager :

Sophie Moyse

Assistant editors :

Pascale Fenouillet, Clémence Lafarge

Music Composer :

Jacky Giordano

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Feature film

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Comedy, Black comedy

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 28 min

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