movietime - warTHRILLER / PROD: 1967 / R.TIME: 110 ' / colour


Giulio Questi


Jean Louis Trintignant - Gina Lollobrigida - Ewa Aulin


Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Spanish (subtitles)


Marco is married to Anna, the wealthy owner of a modern poultry-farm. But he has an affair with Anna's young cousin, Gabri, who is cold and cynical. With Mondaini, her real lover, Gabri has a plan to murder Marco and Anna, thus becoming herself one and only heir to the farm. Gabri and Mondaini send an anonymous letter to Anna telling her of Marco's numerous appointments in an ambiguous motel. Anna goes to an appointment at the motel in order to have proof of Marco's unfaithfulness. There she is killed by the diabolical couple and is found by Marco. Frightened of being accused of the murder, he takes the body back to the farm and fakes an accident by throwing the body into the machinary used to kill the chickens, but he is himself caught in the mechanism. As Gabri and Mondaini go back to the farm, they are surprised to find the two bodies. At that moment, the police arrive on the scene to arrest the two culprits