Death of a Cyclist (1955)
Movie: Death of a Cyclist
- Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
- Stars: Lucia Bos, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corr, Carlos Casaravilla, Otello Toso, Alicia Romay, Julia Delgado Caro, Matilde Muoz Sampedro, Mercedes Albert, Jos Seplveda, Jos Prada, Fernando Sancho, Manuel Alexandre, Jacinto San Emeterio, Manuel Arb
- Release Date: August 27, 1955
- Run Time: 88 min
- Genre: Drama
Juan is an academic, his career stalled, teaching at the university because of his brother-in-law’s prestige. Mara Jos is a socialite, married to wealth, bored but attached to her comforts. The two are lovers. On an isolated country road, their car strikes a cyclist; fearing exposure, they leave him to die. Distracted, Juan unjustly fails a student. Rafa, a bitter savant in their social circle, hints that he knows something, and he threatens to expose them to Mara Jos’s husband, Miguel. Miguel’s pride may be the lovers’ best hope. Then Juan proposes a solution.