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Death Laid an Egg (1968)
"La morte ha fatto l'uovo" (original title)

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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 ... 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 ...
Hotel Manager
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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See them tear each other apart. Then see what they do with the pieces.

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'Guigli's aesthetic is far more oblique and cerebral than the average black gloves of death approach'
23 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Jean-Louis Trintignant's character finds himself at the center of a bizarre conundrum, an idiosyncratic thriller laden with obscure Freudian motifs, art house posturing, and bravura camera styling's; but it's the film's gleeful lack of conformity that engenders 'Death laid An Egg' with such a rabid cult following. While the film contains the requisite murder, squabbling in-laws, micro-skirted dolly birds, and it is a giallo in only the broadest sense, as Guigli's aesthetic is far more oblique and cerebral than the average black gloves of death approach. Naturally, thriller convention plays a part here, but it cowers betwixt layer-upon-layer of psychedelic absurdity. 'Morte Ha fatto L'uovo' might be a Bunuel-esque satire of middle-class malaise and big business avarice, but in point of fact this glorious oddity remains too enigmatic for simple reductionism, and remains forever that most precious of cinematic artifacts a genuine cult movie deserving of the highest praises indeed.


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