The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia…
An industrial worker who hasn’t slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.
Trevor Reznik is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. He has an obsessive compulsion to write himself reminder notes and keep track of his dwindling weight, both scribbled on yellow stickies in his apartment. The only person he lets into his life in an emotional sense is Stevie, a prostitute, although he has an infatuation with Maria, a single mother waitress working in an airport diner. His co-workers don’t associate with and mistrust him because of not knowing what is going on in his life that has led to his emaciated physical appearance. A workplace incident further alienates him with his coworkers, and in conjunction with some unfamiliar pieces of paper he finds in his apartment, Trevor believes that someone or some people – probably one or some of his coworkers – are out to get him, using a phantom employee named Ivan as their front. As Trevor goes on a search for evidence as to… Written by Huggo
|Tagline:||A little guilt goes a long way…|
|Cast:||Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Anna Massey, Christian Bale, Craig Stevenson, James DePaul, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Sharian, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Matthew Romero Moore, Michael Ironside, Reg E. Cathey, Robert Long|
|Director:||Brad Anderson, Glòria Blanes|