Death of a Cyclist

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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... read more
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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.

Original Release

09/07/1955

US Release

08/18/1958

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Cast

Lucia Bosé María José de Castro
Alberto Closas Juan Fernández Soler / Juan Fernandez Soler
Bruna Corrà Matilde Luque Carvajal
Carlos Casaravilla Rafael Sandoval
Otello Toso Miguel Castro
Alicia Romay Carmina
Julia Delgado Caro Doña Maria
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro Vecina del ciclista / Vecina del ciclista muerto
José Sepúlveda Comisario
José Prada Decano
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Juan Antonio Bardem

Writers

Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis Fernando de Igoa

Cast

Lucia Bosé María José de Castro
Alberto Closas Juan Fernández Soler / Juan Fernandez Soler
Bruna Corrà Matilde Luque Carvajal
Carlos Casaravilla Rafael Sandoval
Otello Toso Miguel Castro
Alicia Romay Carmina
Julia Delgado Caro Doña Maria
Matilde Muñoz Sampedro Vecina del ciclista / Vecina del ciclista muerto
José Sepúlveda Comisario
José Prada Decano
Fernando Sancho Guardia de tráfico / Sargento policía tráfico
Manuel Alexandre Otro ciclista / Ciclista
Jacinto San Emeterio Joaquín
Manuel Arbó Padre Iturrioz
Emilio Alonso Jorge
Rufino Inglés Nico
Antonio Casas Entrenador
Elisa Méndez Jacinta
José María Rodríguez Ventero
Valeriano Andrés Guardia de tráfico

Producers

Editors

Margarita de Ochoa

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