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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, Lira Films

Release in France : 18/01/1973

    Synopsis

    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.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    AJ Films, Lira Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Medusa

    French distribution :

    Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producers :

    Raymond Danon, Alain Jessua, Robert Dorfmann

    Adaptation :

    Roger Curel

    Screenwriter :

    Alain Jessua

    Sound Recordist :

    William-Robert Sivel

    Assistant Operators :

    Giovanni Fiore-Coltellacci, Daniel Leterrier

    Editor :

    Hélène Plemiannikov

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvie Koechlin

    Stunt performer :

    Gérard Streiff

    Location Manager :

    Alain Pancrazi

    Assistant directors :

    Jean-Claude Ventura, Jacques Santi

    Associate Producer :

    René Thévenet

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Robin

    Sound assistants :

    Jacques Bissières, Jacques Berger

    Production managers :

    Alain Belmondo, Ralph Baum

    Assistant Editor :

    Catherine Dubeau

    Music Composers :

    Alain Jessua, René Koering

    Sound mixers :

    Alex Pront, Lucien Yvonnet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Thriller

    Themes :

    Insanity

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1972

    French release :

    18/01/1973

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    39963

    Visa issue date :

    08/02/1990

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono