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Death Laid an Egg (1968)

18 01/09/1968 (IT) Thriller 1h 44m

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


In the fragmented opening we see snapshots of modern urban life including the savage knife murder of a prostitute, committed (or so it would seem) by executive Marco. Outside the city, Marco runs a sprawling, cutting-edge chicken farm with his wife, Anna, while pretty young Gabrielle tends to their secretarial needs. Their moneyed existence produces all forms of monstrosities including a plan to bump off Anna between the adulterous Marco and Gabrielle, professional paranoia thanks to the suspicious activity of the plant’s advertising head, debauched dinner parties, and an automated factory nightmare that results in pulsating, David Lynchian chickens without heads or wings. Soon all the deceptions and murderous plotting come to a head, though not quite in the way you'd expect.

  1. Giulio Questi

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Franco Arcalli


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gina Lollobrigida

    Gina Lollobrigida


  2. Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Marco (as Jean Louis Trintignant)

  3. Ewa Aulin

    Ewa Aulin


  4. Jean Sobieski

    Jean Sobieski


  5. Renato Romano

    Renato Romano


  6. Vittorio André

  7. Giulio Donnini

    Giulio Donnini

    Hotel Manager

  8. Biagio Pelligra

    Biagio Pelligra

    Chemical operator

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Death Laid an Egg
Death Laid an Egg

Original Title La morte ha fatto l'uovo

Status Released

Original Language Italian

Budget -

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