The Machinist


1h 42m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Trevor Reznik, a quiet and reserved loner who works as a machinist, is wasting away from lack of food and sleep deprivation leaving him gaunt and fatigued. After a year of suffering from severe insomnia, he is involved in an accident at the workplace that leaves a co-worker seriously injured. What f

Film Details

Also Known As
El Maquinista, Machinist, Maquinista, El
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2004
Production Company
City Of Prague Philharmonic; Eastman Kodak; Filmax Group; Filmax International; Kodak; Pop Sound; Sadilsa; Sound One; Soundtrack Group; Technicolor PostWorks New York; Todd-Ao; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; 3l Filmverleih; Cathay Film Organization; Filmax International; Gulf Film, Llc; Nexo Digital; Paradiso Entertainment; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; Rialto Films; Scanbox Entertainment; Spentzos Films; Tartan Films; United International Pictures
Location
Barcelona, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Trevor Reznik, a quiet and reserved loner who works as a machinist, is wasting away from lack of food and sleep deprivation leaving him gaunt and fatigued. After a year of suffering from severe insomnia, he is involved in an accident at the workplace that leaves a co-worker seriously injured. What follows is a dark descent into paranoia, as Trevor's downward spiral leaves him obsessed with finding out the meaning behind the strange and bizarre occurrences taking place around him.

Crew

Mar Abadin

Executive

David Aguado

Art Assistant

Eduard Aguilo

Production Manager

Antonio Agullo

Art Assistant

Jon Aistui

Other

Alberto Alvarez

Production Assistant

Ivan Alvarez

Office Runner

Marc Alvarez

Production Assistant

Victor Antolin

Manager

Orial Aragay

Finance Manager

Jose Maria Aragones

Digital Effects Artist

Susana Argila

Digital Effects

Ines Arpa

Executive

Maribel Asensio

Film Lab

Maica Aviles

Executive

Luis Ayala

Lighting Technician

Alain Bainte

Production Designer

Eduardo Balada

Manager

Roque Baños

Music

Roque Baños

Original Music

Carlos Barea

Makeup Effects

Oriol Baucells

Art Assistant

Les Baxter

Song Performer

David Bennassar

Art Assistant

Alberto Bermejo

Art Assistant

Gloria Bernabeu

Digital Effects

Gloria Blanes

Script Coordinator

Alex Blasco

Digital Effects

Lluis Botella

Other

Mary Brites

Production Accountant

Felix Bueno

Post-Production

Charyl Bujedo

Lighting Technician

Manel Bures

Other

Ivan Busquets

Digital Effects

Biel Cabre

Sound Design

Biel Cabre

Boom Operator

Rafael Cabrera

Manager

Jose Calderon

Film Lab

Vicente Canales

Manager

Jordi Carbonell

Technical Operations Manager

Alexis Carreno

Grip

Albert Carreras

Camera Operator

Francesc Carreras

Camera Assistant

Gines Carrion

Original Music

Manuel Carrion

Foley

Cristina Carro

Executive

Tommy Carter

Music

Alma Casal

Makeup

Llorenc Castanyer

Art Assistant

Pau Castejon

Camera Assistant

Salva Castellarnau

Grip

Ferran Castera

Art Assistant

Luis Castillejo

Other

Nicolas Castro

Art Assistant

Josep Amoros Caubet

Production Manager

Nacho Cerda

Other

Liza Chasin

Studio Executive

Juan Chavero

Other

Miguel Checa

Steadicam Operator

M Dolores Clemente

Manager

Raquel Clemente

Executive

David Codosero

Art Assistant

Martin Contel

Cgi Artist

Jordi Costa

Cgi Artist

Mary Coy

Dialect Coach

Victor Cuadrado

Assistant Director

Pedro R De Diego

Makeup Effects

Guillermo De La Cal

Assistant Editor

Luis De La Madrid

Editor

Alex De Molina

Post-Production

Alfonso Delgado

Technical Operations Manager

Carlos Diaz

Manager

Ivan Diaz

Manager

Jose Manuel Diaz

Lighting Technician

Francisco Dominguez

Manager

Ricard Durany

Lighting Technician

Sandra Ejarque

Executive

Silvia Elguer

Executive

Damaso Elkordiribe

Other

Oscar Faura

Director Of Photography

Budy Feine

Music

Angel Fernandez

Lighting Technician

Carlos Fernandez

Executive Producer

Isabel Fernandez

Lighting Technician

Julio Fernández

Producer

Manny Fernandez

Lighting Technician

Ruth Fernandez

Office Runner

Georgina Ferrer

Camera Assistant

Angela Fillingham

Dialogue Coach

Martha Flores

Stand-In

Daniela Forn

Assistant Director

Mar Francoli

Location Assistant

Joan Fuste

Makeup Effects

Ignacio Gandaria

Art Assistant

Berta Garcia

Makeup Effects

Ricard Garcia

Graphic Designer

Rosana Gatell

Makeup Effects

Nicolas Geller

Photography

Héctor Gil

Set Decorator

Xavier Giménez

Director Of Photography

Rafael Gomez

Office Runner

Javi Gonzalez

Grip

Julian Gonzalez

Other

Juan Carlos Gorriz

Camera Operator

Jaume Granell

Graphic Designer

Ester Grangel

Wardrobe Assistant

Anna Guell

Production

Charly Guerrero

Key Grip

Javier Guerrero

Engineer

Sergio Guirado

Finance Manager

Emili Guirao

Camera Assistant

Juan Carlos Guzman

Stand-In

Ricardo Guzman

Assistant Editor

Jordi Homedes

Manager

Jordi Huguet

Storyboard Artist

Claudio Ianni

Original Music

Alex Serra Iaragay

Legal Counsel

Miguel Ibanez

Production Assistant

Daniel Jabal

Other

Ricardo Juan

Visual Effects

Oriol Julia

Lighting Technician

Meritxell Juncosa

Sound Department

Lydia Kavina

Original Music

Mario Klemens

Original Music

Scott Kosar

Screenplay (Spec)

Nada Kuraica

Hairdresser

Rodrigo Lamoso

Assistant Director

Ina Liza

Stand-In

Sandra Lomena

Finance Manager

Jordi Lopez

Office Runner

Maria Losada

Assistant Set Decorator

Albert Manera

Sound

Albert Manera

Sound Editor

Sandra G Manganell

Assistant Director

Jose Angel Manrique

Grip

Jaume Marfa

Finance Manager

J Marin

Other

Alberto Marini

Executive

Angel Martinez

Other

Emilio Martinez

Production Assistant

Enrique Martinez

Lighting Technician

Isidro Martinez

Other

Jordi Martinez

Film Lab

Roger Martinez

Camera Assistant

Zacarias Martinez

Original Music

Daniel Mateu

Production

Laura Maynade

Digital Effects

Moira Mcmillan

Assistant

Nacho Melero

Film Lab

Satur Merino

Hairdresser

M Millan

Other

Manolo Millan

Color

Patricia Monne

Costume Designer

Manuel Monzon

Executive

Roser Morte

Production Assistant

Diego Moyano

Lighting Technician

Antonia Nava

Executive Producer

Antonia Nava

Executive

Alejandra Navarro

Post-Production Accountant

Inigo Navarro

Art Assistant

Quico Noizeux

Digital Effects

Manuel Olguin

Technical Operations Manager

Anna Oms

Production

Fabiola Ordoyo

Sound Editor

Marc Orts

Sound Mixer

Marilo Osuna

Makeup Assistant

Pasqual Otal

Production Manager

Victor Padro

Technical Operations Manager

Deborah Palomo

Executive

Joan Pardo

Cgi Artist

Maria Parron

Business Affairs

Mario Pascual

Advisor

Queti Pazos

Music

Jose Pedraza

Digital Effects

Benito Pelayo

Other

Jose Perez

Film Lab

Maribel Perez

Costume Designer

Miguel Angel Perez

Lighting Technician

Oskar Perez

Digital Effects Artist

Stephen Robert Phillips

Music

Ivana Pique

Assistant Director

Agustin Pitarch

Consultant

Fernando Pizarro

Art Assistant

Eva Poveda

Assistant Director

Irene Puche

Makeup Artist

Jaume Puig

Consultant

Jordi Punsola

Office Runner

Fernando Purcalla

Other

Rosy Queija

Film Lab

Eva Ramos

Assistant Production Accountant

Harry Revel

Music

Ariane Riera

Executive

Bernat Rife

Production Assistant

Maria Rios

Technical Operations Manager

Pere Roca

Manager

Pau Rocher

Titles

Jost Luis Rodrfguez

Engineer

Silvia Rodrigo

Office Runner

Ovidio Rodriguez

Finance Manager

Nuria Roig

Wardrobe Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
El Maquinista, Machinist, Maquinista, El
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Crime
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
2004
Production Company
City Of Prague Philharmonic; Eastman Kodak; Filmax Group; Filmax International; Kodak; Pop Sound; Sadilsa; Sound One; Soundtrack Group; Technicolor PostWorks New York; Todd-Ao; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; 3l Filmverleih; Cathay Film Organization; Filmax International; Gulf Film, Llc; Nexo Digital; Paradiso Entertainment; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; Rialto Films; Scanbox Entertainment; Spentzos Films; Tartan Films; United International Pictures
Location
Barcelona, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 22, 2004

Limited Release in United States October 22, 2004

Released in United States on Video June 7, 2005

Released in United States January 2004

Working Title Films paid low- against mid-six figures for the spec script by Scott Kosar.

Actor Christian Bale lost 63 pounds for his role as Trevor.

Spec script by Scott Kosar.

The project was fully-financed by Filmax.

World-wide distribution rights and sales handled by Filmax International. Paramount Classics acquired rights for North America, the U.K., South Africa, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. MS Trading acquired Benelux rights; Pyramid acquired rights for CIS and Baltic States; Scanbox acquired rights for Scandinavia; Spentzos acquired rights for Greece.

Abandoned 9/24 and 10/15/2004 release dates. Exclusive NY/LA release date on 10/22/2004.

Released in United States Fall October 22, 2004

Limited Release in United States October 22, 2004

Released in United States on Video June 7, 2005

Released in United States January 2004 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premiere) January 15-25, 2004.)