The Machine (1994)

05/28/1994 (FR) HorrorThrillerScience Fiction 1h 36m

Overview

This deftly made French psychological thriller terrifies with its exploration of an experiment gone horribly wrong. Dr. Marc Lacroix, a psychiatrist specializing in brain functions, is obsessed with the link between mind and spirit. To find his link he studies the criminally insane. He builds a secret machine, known only to his mistress Marianne, in which he hopes to exchange minds between humans. He simultaneously wants to help the mentally ill recover, and he wants to experience their madness. He chooses the psychotic killer, Zyto, a man who stabbed at least three women, for his experiment. The initial experiment is successful and the two exchange minds. But trouble ensues when Zyto refuses to reverse the switch. There is little Marc can do when Zyto takes over Marc's life, and more ominously his wife and child whom are unknowingly in mortal danger. Marc, encased in Zyto's body, is returned to the asylum. Will Marc's wife recognize the danger? Will Zyto kill again?

  1. François Dupeyron

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gérard Depardieu

    Gérard Depardieu

    Dr. Marc Lacroix

  2. Nathalie Baye

    Nathalie Baye

    Marie Lacroix

  3. Didier Bourdon

    Didier Bourdon

    Michel Zyto

  4. Natalia Wörner

    Natalia Wörner

    Marianne

  5. Julie Depardieu

    Julie Depardieu

    A nurse

Full Cast & Crew

The Machine
The Machine

Original Title La Machine

Status Released

Original Language French

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