Death of a Cyclist (1955)[/b]
A Film by Juan Antonio Bardem
DVD9 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 | Covers+Booklet| 01:27:20 | 6,73 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English | Black & White
Genre: Drama | The Criterion Collection #427
Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress, Maria José, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist, and run. The resulting, exquisitely shot tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain, and surveys the corrupt ethics of a society seduced by decadence. Juan Antonio Bardem’s charged melodrama Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista) was a direct attack on 1950s Spanish society under Franco’s rule. Though it was affected by the dictates of censorship, its sting could never be dulled.