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Death Laid an Egg (1968)

La morte ha fatto l'uovo (original title)
A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and ... See full summary »

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Anna
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Marco (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
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Gabrielle
Jean Sobieski ...
Mondaini
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Luigi
Vittorio André
Giulio Donnini ...
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Biagio Pelligra ...
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Cleofe Del Cile ...
Prostitute #1
Monica Millesi
Ugo Adinolfi
Conrad Andersen
Aldo Bonamano ...
Police Inspector
Rina De Filippo
Livio Ferraro
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A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna (who owns the farm), her husband Marco (who kills prostitutes in his spare time) and Gabriella (the very beautiful secretary). Marco continues to kill as jealousy becomes more prevalent on the farm. Written by Count_Fistfuldollars

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9 January 1968 (Italy)  »

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Death Laid an Egg  »

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Italian censorship visa # 50298 delivered on 21-11-1967. See more »

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Referenced in The Laughing Woman (1969) See more »

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The truth is that people do not know the chicken, we must tear down this wall of ignorance and force everyone to know it.
18 January 2014 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

It is one of the more famous and well made Giallo thrillers produced in Italy. This somewhat controversial gore flick follows a twisted killer played by Jean Louis Trintignant. It comes off like a vintage period piece for the sixties, extremely colorful, vintage shadow-draped cinematography and very sexy.

It has more of a pop culture beat than expected of the genre, which is usually dark. The avant guard soundtrack is definitely off-putting.

It is rare that a Giallo in this period has no nudity. This is to be expected with Gina Lollobrigida in the lead, as the most she ever showed was her butt. Ewa Aulin was wasted as she has many many nude roles. Lollabrigida never achieved the film status of Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot. It's not surprise as Bardot had many nude roles, and Loren had a few, but Lollabrigida...well


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