La machine

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Pierre Lentier murders an 8-year-old in horrendous circumstances. This 30-something solitary factory worker who lives on the edge of society is sentenced to death. A damning indictment of the death penalty and the manipulative behaviour of the media.

  1. Paul Vecchiali


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean-Christophe Bouvet

    Jean-Christophe Bouvet

    Pierre Lentier

  2. Sonia Saviange

    Sonia Saviange

    Jeanne Dumont, la mère de Pierre

  3. Monique Mélinand

    Monique Mélinand

    Le juge d'instruction

  4. Maurice Gautier

    Le commissaire de police

  5. Danièle Gain


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La machine


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Status Released

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  • September 17, 1977


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

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