Traitement de choc (1973)

France, Italy, 1973
91m
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, French

A French/Italian horror film directed by Alain Jessua.

Plot Summary

Doctors at a rejuvenation clinic have developed a serum that can halt the aging process. But to create it in suifficient quantities, they need to harvest blood and organs from young men.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Alain Jessua
© Lira Films 1972 – Visa de Censure No.39.983
Raymond Danon and Jacques Dorfmann present a Lira Films – Paris, Medusa Distribuzione – Rome co-production
Written by: Alain Jessua
Adaptation Collaborator: Roger Curel
Director of Photography: Jacques Robin
Supervising Editor: Hélène Plemiannikov
Music by: René Koering and Alain Jessua
Supervising Sound Recordist: William Sivel
Costumes: Michele Lagarde
Key Make-up: Louis Bonnemaison, Michel Deruelle
Hair Stylists: Alice Salomon
Special Effects: André Pierdel, Louis Assola
Art Director: Constantin Mejinsky

Cast
Alain Delon (Devilers)
Annie Girardot (Hélène)
Robert Hirsch (Gérôme)
Michel Duchaussoy (Bernard)
Gabriel Cattand
Jeanne Colletin
Robert Party
Jean Roquel
Roger Muni
Lucienne Legrand
Anne-Marie Deschodt
Salvino Di Pietra
Gabriella Cotta Ramusino
Nicole Gueden
François Landolt
Jean Leuvrais
Guy Saint Jean
Anna Gaylor
Jurandir Craveiro
Joao Pareira Lopez
Alvaro Luis Carrasquinha
Mauricette Pierson
Firmin Pisias [real name: Jacques Pisias]
Jean-François Calvé (Gassin)

Alternative Titles

Doctor in the Nude – UK
Kuracja wstrzasowa – Poland
Der Preis für ein Leben – West Germany
Shock
Shock Treatment – USA
Shokkikäsittely – Finland
Tratamiento de shock – Spain
l’uomo che uccideva a sangue freddo – Italy

References

Books

  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.269, 269-70, 395
  • Film Review 1975-76 by F. Maurice Speed (ed) p.167
  • French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction by Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier p.59
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.352
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright pp.132-133 – credits, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.501 – credits