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The Unsewing Machine (1986)

La machine à découdre (original title)
The insane Doctor Enger is obsessed with his plan to build a hospital to cure blind children, and goes on a killing and kidnapping spree with the police in pursuit.

Director:

Jean-Pierre Mocky

Writers:

Gil Brewer (novel), Jean-Pierre Mocky
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Pierre Mocky ... Ralph Enger
Patricia Barzyk ... Liliane
Pierre Semmler Pierre Semmler ... Steff Muller (as Peter Semler)
Jean-Paul Massoni Jean-Paul Massoni ... Le maire
Françoise Michaud ... Betty (as Françoise Michaux)
Sophie Moyse Sophie Moyse ... Rubis
François Toumarkine François Toumarkine ... Thomas Bourne
Georges Lucas Georges Lucas ... Pierre Bertin
Patrick Granier ... Henri
Jean Abeillé Jean Abeillé ... Maurice
Isabelle Strawa Isabelle Strawa ... Yoyo
Allan Dan Allan Dan ... Jack Mironi
Hervé Pauchon Hervé Pauchon ... Sam
Sophie Vanacker Sophie Vanacker ... Jeanne
Ariane Kah Ariane Kah ... La voisine de Betty (as Ariane Kha)
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

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Patricia Barzyk's first and only nude scene. See more »

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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1999) See more »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 May 1986 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Unsewing Machine See more »

Filming Locations:

Agay, Var, France See more »

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