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Death of a Cyclist

  • Death of a Cyclist. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

    Death of a Cyclist. Photo courtesy of the Spanish Film Archive

  

Category

Feature film

Original title

Muerte de un ciclista

Year

1955

One of the masterpieces by the director Juan Antonio Bardem. The story, full of symbolisms, bitterly criticises classism during that time in history.
 

The wife of a rich industrialist and her lover, a university lecturer, hit a cyclist with their car. They refuse to help him and leave him badly hurt at the roadside for fear of their relationship being exposed. They drive off, but after that they are inundated with feelings of guilt.

 

Technical specifications

Screenplay
Juan Antonio Bardem

Actors
Lucía Bosé, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corrà, Carlos Casaravilla

Photography
Alfredo Fraile

Music
Isidro B. Maiztegui

Format
Black and white

Duration
88 minutes

  

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