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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


    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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    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    AJ Films, Belstar Productions, Lira Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

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    French distribution :

    Les Films Imperia

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Raymond Danon, Alain Jessua, Robert Dorfmann

    Adaptation :

    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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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Majority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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