• Publication date: September 17, 2013

The Machinist

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A man has not slept for a year, kept awake by a man no one else can see.

  • Publication date: September 17, 2013

The Machinist

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2004

MBC Max:

September 17, 2013 22:00 (KSA) ~ September 17, 2013 21:00 (CLT)

Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) has suffered from insomnia for over a year.  The resultant hallucinations, paranoia, and strange behavior cause coworkers and friends to avoid him.  His only friend is an airport waitress, and a prostitute who he begins to fall in love with.

A third individual is part of Reznik's life as well.  Ivan (John Sharian) is a man who taunts Trevor relentlessly, though no one else can see him.  In one situation, Ivan appears suddenly while Trevor operates dangerous machinery at work, causing a colleague to lose a limb.  How can Reznik defeat Ivan, and how will he escape his bout of insomnia?  

The Machinist was a modest success.  Produced for $5 million the picture managed to earn $8 million internationally.


  • Christian Bale
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • John Sharian
  • Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
  • Michael Ironside