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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 »

Director:

Giulio Questi

Writers:

Franco Arcalli (a film written by), Giulio Questi (a film written by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Lollobrigida ... Anna
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Marco (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
Ewa Aulin ... Gabrielle
Jean Sobieski Jean Sobieski ... Mondaini
Renato Romano ... Luigi
Vittorio André Vittorio André
Giulio Donnini Giulio Donnini ... Hotel Manager
Biagio Pelligra Biagio Pelligra ... Chemical operator
Cleofe Del Cile Cleofe Del Cile ... Prostitute #1
Monica Millesi Monica Millesi
Ugo Adinolfi Ugo Adinolfi
Conrad Andersen Conrad Andersen
Aldo Bonamano Aldo Bonamano ... Police Inspector
Rina De Filippo Rina De Filippo
Livio Ferraro Livio Ferraro
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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

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

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

9 January 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Laid an Egg See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release) | (Director's Cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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Referenced in Sonic Explorations (2018) See more »

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Chicken coup
17 August 2012 | by BribabaSee all my reviews

Poultry is the key theme here. There are problems down on the chicken farm and so a marketing manager is brought in to sort things out. His belief is that 'chickens are an integral part of society' and before you say 'cluck' he's come up with some brand new concepts: playboy poultry, feathery smoking jackets and 'chicken happenings in the room of truth'.

But then what to do about the mutations that have suddenly started appearing on the farm and which give a whole new meaning to the term' headless chicken'? Boss Jean-Louis Trintignant has been too busy with (possibly murderous) S&M sessions at the local hotel to notice. But then someone squawks to the cops and he's forced to go on the lam. Meanwhile, his wife Gina Lollobridgida and her dizzy blonde secretary hatch a plan of their own. Cameraman Dario Di Palma shoots it all with a flair that matches the abstract paintings on the walls of the interiors, while the editing evokes memories of the underground. The dubbing is terrible and I'd say switch the sound off but then you'd miss a great avant garde score from Bruno Maderna and some frankly unbelievable dialogue. Sum total: genius.


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