Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista) (1955)
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An adulterous couple is forced to take responsibility for their actions in this tense drama from Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bardem. Maria Jose (Lucia Bose) is a beautiful woman whose husband Miguel (Otello Toso) is a wealthy and powerful businessman. Juan (Alberto Closas) is a mathematics instructor at a Spanish college who is distantly related to Miguel, and owes his position to Miguel's influence. Juan was also Maria Jose's boyfriend when they were younger, and now they're carrying on an
Aug 18, 1958 Limited
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[Transposes] the ugliness of power relations in a repressive society to the spheres of sex and gossip.
Imagine a Michelangelo Antonio drama of upper class disaffection by way of a film noir...
Explicitly designed as a shock to the system, Death of a Cyclist too often settles for academic subversion.
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