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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 »

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Giulio Questi
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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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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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| (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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Truly bizarre Italian giallo.
18 January 2005 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"Death Laid an Egg" by Giulio Questi is a wonderful giallo full of surrealism.Mark only married his wife Anna because of her chicken fortune.They run a chicken farm between the two of them.Mark has been having several affairs including one with Gabriella.Things start to complicate when Gabriella moves in with Mark and Anna.Gabriella and Mark continue their affair and plot Anna's death."Death Laid an Egg" is a psychedelic giallo that has to be seen to be believed.The acting by Gina Lollobrigida and Jean-Louis Trintignant is excellent and the score by Bruno Maderna fits the mood perfectly.So if you like weird Italian cinema give this one a look.My other recommendations:"Autopsy" by Armando Crispino and "A Quiet Place in the Country" by Elio Petri.


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