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3.9
338 Ratings

Death of a Cyclist

Muerte de un ciclista

Directed by Juan Antonio Bardem
Spain, 1955
Drama

Synopsis

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. Juan Antonio Bardem’s charged melodrama Death of a Cyclist was a direct attack on 1950s Spanish society under Franco’s rule.

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Death of a Cyclist Directed by Juan Antonio Bardem

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1955 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

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