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Death of a cyclist Muerte de un ciclista

Language and/or Subtitles: Spanish
Format: DVD 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film SPANISH DVD Death
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Foreign Film
Call Number  SPANISH DVD Death
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.
Additional Information
Series Criterion collection ; 427.
Subjects Cycling accidents -- Spain -- Drama.
Cyclists -- Death -- Drama.
Hit-and-run drivers -- Drama.
Adultery -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Spain -- Social conditions -- 1939-1975 -- Drama.
Feature films.
Publisher [New York] :Criterion Collection,2008
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Muerte de un ciclista
Contributors Goyanes, Manuel J.
Bardem, Juan Antonio.
Closas, Alberto, 1921-1994.
Bosé, Lucia, 1931-2020
Corra, Bruna.
Casaravilla, Carlos.
Toso, Otello, 1914-1966.
Caro, Julia Delgado.
Suevia Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Participants/Performers Alberto Closas, Lucia Bosé, Bruna Corrà, Carlos Casaravilla, Otello Toso, Julia Delgado Caro.
Other Contributors Cinematography, Alfredo Fraile ; music, Isidro B. Maiztegui ; editing, Margarita Ochoa.
Language Spanish
In Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Notes 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.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
ISBN 9781604650280
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