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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


    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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    Actors (18)

    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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    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

    Technical details

    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