Trevor, an insomniac lathe operator who has not slept for months, experiences unusual occurrences at work and home. A strange man follows him everywhere, but no one else seems to notice him.
Director: Brad Anderson
Writer: Scott Kosar
Brad Anderson's dark psychological thriller about a sleepless factory worker is elevated by Christian Bale astonishingly committed performance.
Until now Bale's screen persona has been defined by a graceful athleticism; here his physicality is repellent, yet he carries the occasionally creaky plot of Scott Kosar's unsettling screenplay to a resonant finish.
It's one of those movies that you admire more than you enjoy, but Anderson and Kosar are clearly talents to watch.
[Bale's] is a great performance, full of commitment and sacrifice, and The Machinist is one of the year's best films.
Tagline: A little guilt goes a long way...
Genres: drama, thriller
Producer: Julio Fernández
Editor: Luis de la Madrid
Director of photography: Xavi Giménez
Original music composer: Roque Baños
Production design: Alain Bainée
Runtime: 101 min
Country: USA, Spain, France, UK
Language: English, Spanish
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1