Not everyone can stand the test of insomnia, very soon the consciousness begins to balance on the thin line separating reality and dreams. This is what happens in the life of Trevor Reznik, the hero of the film “The Machinist» (El Maquinista). Whole year with little or no sleep so pooped his body that looked like he was on a living skeleton. The young man gradually ceases to understand what is really going on and what is the fruit of his mind. Trevor constantly imagining Ivan, the machine operator with a factory that severed hand, but none of the staff did not even heard of it, the waitress with her son and hateful boss. The tormented insomniac brain now and then there are thoughts about betraying the woman he loved betrayed him with Ivan. Notes on the fridge, made in an effort to remember that you need to buy and turn into riddles and puzzles that Trevor can not solve. The arrows on the clock stop moving, always showing the same time. Protagonist begin frequenting the blurred memories of his mother. he needs to figure out who he was and what was happening to his mind in order not to slip into the abyss of madness.