Death of a Cyclist (1955)

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Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Cast: Lucia Bose, Alberto Closas, Otello Toso


An adulterous couple knock down a cyclist and are torn apart by fear, guilt and finally self-preservation.

The Review

A film which tells its highly moral tale cinematically, using subjective effects and atmospheric, Herrmannesque music. Despite touches of Hitchcock and Antonioni, however, it is not quite a world classic, and its undoubted seriousness of purpose is compromised by censorship constraints.