Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista)
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Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista)
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 affair behind Miguel's back. One night, while driving home from an assignation, Juan… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Transposes] the ugliness of power relations in a repressive society to the spheres of sex and gossip."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A mannered guilt trip melodrama made with a great deal of difficulty under the Franco regime."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Imagine a Michelangelo Antonio drama of upper class disaffection by way of a film noir..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"Explicitly designed as a shock to the system, Death of a Cyclist too often settles for academic subversion."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
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