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 »
Bernard meets Jane in a Night Club, in London, and he likes her. Her father was killed in a car accident, but Jane thinks he has been killed because he was blackmailed for a picture of his ... See full summary »
A woman searches for her missing lover, a psychiatrist who has suddenly vanished for no apparent reason. She ends up at a villa populated by a group of eccentric individuals. A string of murders commence immediately.
The wife of a financially struggling businessman is blackmailed by a mysterious man into having a sadistic relationship with him, or he will release damning evidence which suggests that her husband is a murderer.
Pier Paolo Capponi,
A popular writer visits his favorite holiday destination during the off season looking for the woman he is secretly infatuated with, only to find out that she has committed suicide, but did she really?
Valentina, a beautiful fashion model, takes an experimental drug as part of a scientific experiment. While influenced by the drug, Valentina has a vision of a young woman being brutally ... See full summary »
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
Alberto de Mendoza
After his sickly wife's sudden death of an asthma attack, an unscrupulous doctor discovers that she has a doppelgänger who is a burlesque dancer, not aware of the intricate scheme that's being weaved around him.
A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »
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
it takes a few seconds to grasp that the action has more or less all taken place in the preceding ten minutes
Why do I have such a soft spot for this film? There is no story of any significance and there is a disconnect between what people say and do. Or seem to say and appear to do. Additionally, Jean-Louis Trintignant the main male character acts bored throughout. Except for his rather vigorous spats with prostitutes in a certain hotel room. On top of all that there is the setting - an ultra modern (for the time) indoor chicken farm where rather strange and disturbing goings on tend to interrupt the more usual giallo grapplings of the wife (lovely Gina Lollobrigida), the aforementioned husband (Trintignant) and the amazingly doll like and gorgeous Ewa Aulin (secretary would you believe, complete with pool side typewriter). Visually the film constantly stimulates with shape and colour that screams to the viewer that this is 1968. The beauty of the lights, the furnishings and the costumes plus the surreal and worrying hundreds of white chickens and the automated mechanisms all vie for our attention in such a way we barely notice the lack of coherent plot. The end is so sudden, it takes a few seconds to grasp that the action has more or less all taken place in the preceding ten minutes and interrupted our wallowing in the beauty colour and light that represents most of the films running time.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this