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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


    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.

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    M. Films

    French distribution :

    Les Films Jacques Leitienne

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    M. Films

    Full credits (12)

    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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