La Morte Ha Fatto L'Uovo (1968)

Morte Ha Fatto L'Uovo, La (1968, ITA/FRA) C-90m. *** D: Giulio Questi. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gina Lollobrigida, Ewa Aulin, Jean Sobieski, Renato Romano, Giulio Donnini. Fascinating, unique film about Trintignant, who runs a poultry farm with his wife Lollobrigida, but obviously also enjoys an affair with their 'guest', beautiful Aulin. Trintignant slowly seems to lose his wits… does he want to kill his wife? And is he the prostitute killer of late? Unconventional, partly surreal thriller that could only have been made in the late 60s. Good, creative direction by Questi (SE SEI VIVO SPARA), bizarre experimental score by Bruno Maderna in a much sought-after film that is an interesting precursor to the giallo. Edited by cowriter Franco Arcalli, who went on to work with Fellini, Bertolucci, Antonioni. Only available on Japanese DVD. English titles: DEATH LAID AN EGG, PLUCKED, and A CURIOUS WAY TO LOVE.


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