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1,452 Ratings

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo

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


Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante) witnesses the murder of a woman at a trendy Rome art gallery. Before long, Dalmas finds himself targeted by a mysterious killer.

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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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