Overview

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

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Jean-Louis Trintignant

    Marco

  2. Ewa Aulin

    Ewa Aulin

    Gabrielle

  3. Gina Lollobrigida

    Gina Lollobrigida

    Anna

  4. Jean Sobieski

    Jean Sobieski

    Mondaini

  5. Renato Romano

    Renato Romano

    Luigi

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Death Laid an Egg
Death Laid an Egg

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Original Title La morte ha fatto l'uovo

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 1, 1968
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 26m

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