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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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We are not permitted to even hint at what happens but it's more than murder. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Laughing Woman (1969) See more »

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Murders at the Chicken factory
20 September 2000 | by sirarthurstreebgreeblingSee all my reviews

This has to be one of the most cutting edge film's made to date , its wholly surreal and has a dreamlike quality that hypnotises me. When i first saw this film I don't think I blinked , then I watched it again straight off, it has an addictive charm that should be open for everyone too see, why its not being picked up by a distributor I will never know. The plot is an odd one , a mixture of industrial terrorism (who killed the new headless mutant chickens that yeild so much meat), Romance , Perversion and just plain odd. In the opening scene in a hotel while a prostitute is being brutally murdered we cut to a man covering his head in tape , someone pouring out toothpaste and various hideous rich people snorting with laughter. From the start it gives the message that everybody is mad, with their hidden psychosis and more obvious ones. Going any further into the plot will spoil the film so I will say nothing. Its worth trying to find this one , I got mine in Greece in the late 80's , but there must be some out there , somewhere.


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