MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,759 this week

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

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 444 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 21 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2583 titles
created 01 Jun 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 30 Aug 2011
 
a list of 214 titles
created 07 Jul 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 06 Aug 2012
 
a list of 141 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Death Laid an Egg (1968)

Death Laid an Egg (1968) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Death Laid an Egg.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Anna
...
Marco
...
Gabrielle
Jean Sobieski ...
Mondaini
...
Luigi
Vittorio André
Giulio Donnini ...
Hotel Manager
Biagio Pelligra ...
Chemical operator
Cleofe Del Cile ...
Prostitute #1
Monica Millesi
Ugo Adinolfi
Conrad Andersen
Aldo Bonamano ...
Police Inspector
Rina De Filippo
Livio Ferraro
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 January 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Death Laid an Egg  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Clucking hell!
3 August 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

With the sixties in full swing, and mind-altering drugs an integral part of the arts scene, it comes as no surprise to find that a large amount of the cinematic output from this era is more than a little bit 'out-there'. The makers of Death Laid an Egg must've consumed more than their fair share of LSD, 'shrooms and Marijuana. 'cos with its spaced-out visuals, experimental discordant soundtrack, wild editing and pretentious dialogue, it sure is one bizarre cinematic trip!

And whilst I found the mix of European art-house cinema and proto-Giallo plot line seriously irritating and incredibly dull, it's not hard to see how this unusual effort has garnered a cult following among those who enjoy 'psychadelic' films.

Set in and around a high-tech chicken factory, the film follows several characters whose lives intertwine with deadly consequences. Marco (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is husband to the beautiful factory owner, Anna (Gina Lollobrigida), but is also knocking off sexy blonde Gabriella (Ewa Aulin) who also has a connection with young publicist Mondaini (Jean Sobieski), who is called in to promote the benefits of chickens. Add a weird scientist who is developing headless and wingless fowl that yield more meat for maximum profit, and the roster of strange characters is complete.

I can see this movie appealing to fans of the avant-garde (those who enjoy the work of Lynch or Jodorowsky, for example), but the whole thing is just too screwy for my (admittedly jaded) tastes. If I'm ever tempted to watch Death Laid An Egg again, I think I'll be getting myself some of those hallucinogenics I mentioned earlier, in order to make the whole experience more interesting.

I give DLAE 2/10 (just missing the absolute lowest score, thanks to tasty Ewa Aulin and the freaky genetically enhanced headless chickens).


8 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack release on CD in Sweden! mradiom
Discuss Death Laid an Egg (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?