Death of a Cyclist (1955) - (Lucia Bosé) Italian locandina
This is a 13" x 27.5" Italian locandina for the 1955 Juan Antonio Bardem film Death of a Cyclist based on a story by Luis Fernando de Igoa and starring Lucia Bosé as María José de Castro. Plot summary: An established academic and his wealthy socialite mistress strike and kill a cyclist while driving on an isolated rural road. They leave him to die because they are afraid of public exposure. This film was considered a landmark in Spain under the rule of dictator General Francisco Franco because of the powerful impact of its depiction of the sharp division between rich and poor.
Cast and crew: Juan Antonio Bardem, Luis Fernando de Igoa, Lucia Bosé, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corrà, Carlos Casaravilla, Otello Toso, Alicia Romay, Julia Delgado Caro, Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, Mercedes Albert, José Sepúlveda, José Prada, Fernando Sancho, Manuel Alexandre, Jacinto San Emeterio, Manuel Arbó