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1,789 Ratings

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo

Directed by Dario Argento
Italy, West Germany, 1970
Thriller, Mystery


Sam, an American writer living in Rome, witnesses a brutal attack on a woman in an art gallery. As he grows obsessed with the incident, he is convinced that something he saw holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorising Rome. He launches his own investigation, heedless of the danger ahead.

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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Directed by Dario Argento

Awards & Festivals

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1971 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture

Golden Globes (Italy)

1970 | Winner: Best First Feature

Critics reviews

The suspense and murder set pieces of Argento’s great films are disturbing, but they’re also sumptuously staged and sensually delicious to behold, in a manner that isn’t particularly moral. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage was Argento’s first film, which is astonishing considering its authority and polish, and how firmly it set the stage for the first wave of the director’s filmography.
June 19, 2017
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