Death Laid an Egg is the story of Marco, Ewa, and Anna, who work together at a high-tech chicken farm. Marco's wife owns the chicken farm, while Marco works as a scientist seeking out new ways to effectively breed the chickens and their eggs. Marco is having an affair with Ewa, the beautiful young woman who lives with the couple, and together they are plotting to kill Anna. What makes things even stranger is that Anna is also lovers with Ewa, who in turn is also plotting the death of her husband. Giulio Questi's Death Laid An Egg is an extremely bizarre yet memorable look at this odd love-triangle, exploring jealousy and obsession among other things. Death Laid An Egg is a hard film to define, being extremely subversive and containing only a semi-linear structure with editing that can only be described as psychedelic. The main thing that really jumps out about Death Laid An Egg is just how hypnotic the whole experience is, with Questi using extremely odd cinematography with utterly unique camera movements and visuals that seem to aim at distorting the viewer's perceptions. This is a psychedelic experience, using an extremely creepy soundtrack which along with everything else really transports the viewer into the psyche of its characters, mainly Marco, which effectively makes the viewer see and feel what the characters do in both creepy and confusing ways. Besides the thematic elements revolving around lust and jealousy, the most obvious theme of Dead Laid an Egg has got to be it's Marxist critique of Western economics revolving around the high-tech chicken factory being overseen by this shadowy corporation intent on creating a genetic abberation - a headless, wingless, and boneless chicken which produces more meat but isn't exactly safe. This element of the story is really the glue of the film which keeps it together from a structural standpoint, though as I've A film that defines genre description, Death Laid An Egg transports the viewer into an experience like nothing I've ever seen, and while I struggled at times to gather what the film was trying to say, i couldn't take my eyes off it.
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