Death of a cyclist Muerte de un ciclista
|Language and/or Subtitles:||Spanish|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 427.|
Cyclists -- Death -- Drama.
Hit-and-run drivers -- Drama.
Adultery -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Spain -- Social conditions -- 1939-1975 -- Drama.
|Publisher|| [New York] :Criterion Collection,2008
|Other Titles|| Muerte de un ciclista
Goyanes, Manuel J.
Bardem, Juan Antonio.
Closas, Alberto, 1921-1994.
Bosé, Lucia, 1931-2020
Toso, Otello, 1914-1966.
Caro, Julia Delgado.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Alberto Closas, Lucia Bosé, Bruna Corrà, Carlos Casaravilla, Otello Toso, Julia Delgado Caro.
Cinematography, Alfredo Fraile ; music, Isidro B. Maiztegui ; editing, Margarita Ochoa.
In Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Special features: new, restored high-definition digital transfer; "Calle Bardem" (2005), a documentary on the revolutionary life and career of director Juan Antonio Bardem; new and improved English subtitle translation; plus, a booklet featuring an essay by scholar Marsha Kinder and Bardem's 1955 call to arms for Spanish cinema.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)