Death of a Cyclist (1955)
DVDRip | MKV | 648x448 | x264 @ 2108 Kbps | 87 min | 1,43 Gb
Audio: Spanish AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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. The resulting, exquisitely shot tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain, and surveys the corrupt ethics of a society seduced by decadence. Juan Antonio Bardem’s charged melodrama Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista) was a direct attack on 1950s Spanish society under Franco’s rule. Though it was affected by the dictates of censorship, its sting could never be dulled.