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La machine (1994)

The psychiatrist Marc Laxroix is a studious scientist of the brains of criminals. He has an unhappy and loveless marriage with his wife Marie Lacroix and they have a boy, Léonard Lacroix. ... See full summary »

Director:

François Dupeyron
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Dr. Marc Lacroix
Nathalie Baye ... Marie Lacroix
Didier Bourdon ... Michel Zyto
Natalia Wörner ... Marianne
Erwan Baynaud Erwan Baynaud ... Léonard Lacroix
Claude Berri ... Hugues
Marc Andréoni ... Le gardien
Alain Azerot Alain Azerot ... Un infirmier
Wilfred Benaïche Wilfred Benaïche ... Le patient
Christian Bujeau ... Martial
Julie Depardieu ... Une infirmière
Patty Hannock Patty Hannock ... Marie-Thérèse
Arsène Jiroyan ... Le réceptionniste
Christian Pereira Christian Pereira ... Le docteur fabricant
Christian Ruché Christian Ruché ... Cédric
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The psychiatrist Marc Laxroix is a studious scientist of the brains of criminals. He has an unhappy and loveless marriage with his wife Marie Lacroix and they have a boy, Léonard Lacroix. Marc has also a mistress, Marianne, who is also his confidante. Marc has secretly built a machine to study the mind of a person to another one in his old house, but he has not tested it yet, and Marianne is the only person who knows. When the serial-killer Michel Zyto is sentenced to life in the institution where Marc works, he decides to study the mind of the psychopath. Then he brings Zyto to use the machine and their minds are exchanged. When Marc asks Zyto to press a green button to restore their minds, Zyto refuses and uses Marc's body to lock up Marc trapped in his body in the institution. Further, he goes to Marc's house to stay with his family. Will Marc retrieve his body? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A doctor's obsession... A killer's madness... The machine that made them one.


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My Worst Movie in the world
10 March 2001 | by clarknovaSee all my reviews

It's my first day on IMDb and my first move here will be to say to the world how awful is this movie. The worst i have ever seen in my life (and i used to be an horror picture fan so you can believe me, i have seen real Z movies). In La Machine, Depardieu plays like a puppet and Didier Bourdon is so ridiculous i felt ashamed for him, I really felt the Chill of Shame. Thanks God, the scenario worth nothing so nothing is wasted.


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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 November 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Machine See more »

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Germany See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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