Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista)
Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista) (1958)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 18, 1958
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

[Transposes] the ugliness of power relations in a repressive society to the spheres of sex and gossip.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A mannered guilt trip melodrama made with a great deal of difficulty under the Franco regime.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

Imagine a Michelangelo Antonio drama of upper class disaffection by way of a film noir...

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Explicitly designed as a shock to the system, Death of a Cyclist too often settles for academic subversion.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Death of a Cyclist" starts with Juan(Alberto Closas) and Maria Jose(Lucia Bose) hitting a cyclist with a car Maria Jose was… More
Henrik Schunk
An interesting take on paranoia and suspense in Spanish. The movie resembles Hitchcocks earlly movies in execution, yet lacks in terms of originality and the… More