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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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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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Truly bizarre Italian giallo.
18 January 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Death Laid an Egg" by Giulio Questi is a wonderful giallo full of surrealism.Mark only married his wife Anna because of her chicken fortune.They run a chicken farm between the two of them.Mark has been having several affairs including one with Gabriella.Things start to complicate when Gabriella moves in with Mark and Anna.Gabriella and Mark continue their affair and plot Anna's death."Death Laid an Egg" is a psychedelic giallo that has to be seen to be believed.The acting by Gina Lollobrigida and Jean-Louis Trintignant is excellent and the score by Bruno Maderna fits the mood perfectly.So if you like weird Italian cinema give this one a look.My other recommendations:"Autopsy" by Armando Crispino and "A Quiet Place in the Country" by Elio Petri.


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