Review: Death Laid an Egg (1968)

Here’s a Norwegian watching a French production of an Italian movie dubbed in German with English subtitles. And enjoying it…

falle“DEATH LAID AN EGG” (La morte ha fatto l’uovo)
1968
Giallo
Italy

Director: Giulio Questi
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ewa Aulin
Distributor: VIP
Runtime: 85 mins
BLU RAY REGION ALL

“I can’t believe in anything anymore.”

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Marco is managing a poultry farm together with his wife, the owner. Both have a crush on his secretary. Marco plans to run away with his secretary, when suddenly an advertising agent comes around. The advertising agent is spending more and more time with the sweet secretary, while a suspicious Marco release his tension with some S/M with different hookers. Everything explodes in a twisted finale.

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An experimental and avant-gardish take on the thriller. A well made, yet chaotic and playful movie. The close-up shots, editing and the awful music adds to the confusement. But the story is great, and Questi’s direction is faboulous. The plot is rolling on in a nice pace throughout. The casting is perfect, the setting and mise-en-scène is perfect and the bizarre satire is perfect. An original and…yes, PERFECT Giallo!

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A good looking German Blu-Ray containing to Gialli from the late 60’s. The movie contains in two different edits, one dubbed in German and one in Italian (I saw the German version).

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