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Death of a Cyclist

Spine #427



Release:
Apr 22, 2008
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Death of a Cyclist



Directed By: Juan Antonio Bardem
Starring: Alberto Closas, Lucia Bosé, Otello Toso, Carlos Casaravilla, Bruna Corrà
Licensor: Video Mercury

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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.

Supplements
  • Calle Bardem (2005), a documentary on the revolutionary life and career of director Juan Antonio Bardem

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