MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 23,267 this week

Las bicicletas son para el verano (1984)

 -  Drama  -  20 January 1984 (Spain)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 462 users  
Reviews: 2 user

The story of a boy and his family during the Spanish Civil War.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 23 titles
created 28 Apr 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 22 Jun 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 Sep 2013
 
a list of 72 titles
created 09 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Las bicicletas son para el verano (1984)

Las bicicletas son para el verano (1984) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Las bicicletas son para el verano.
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Spain, 1960's. People from a very poor family work in the country, at the service of a rich family of landowners...

Director: Mario Camus
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Terele Pávez, Belén Ballesteros
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An undertaker gets married to an old executioner's daughter and, although he doesn't like it, must continue the profession of his father-in-law after his retirement.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Emma Penella, José Isbert
La colmena (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As in the novel of the same title from Camilo Jose Cela, "La Colmena" is a sad composition with the stories of many people in the Madrid of 1942, just the postwar of the spanish civil war. ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Camus
Stars: Victoria Abril, Ana Belén, Concha Velasco
Butterfly (1999)
Drama | Music | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Pilar Miró
Stars: Emma Suárez, Carmelo Gómez, Fernando Conde
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Carmen Maura, Andrés Pajares, Gabino Diego
Belle Epoque (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba
Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Sanz, Penélope Cruz
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The movie tells the story of a family of commediants that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very taugh for them since they cannot compete any longer with the ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez
Stars: José Sacristán, Laura del Sol, Juan Diego
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.

Director: Ladislao Vajda
Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the fantastic world of the "bosque animado" meet some people who have been transported to this place by a magic force. Now their histories cross one another.

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Alfredo Landa, Alejandra Grepi, Tito Valverde
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A village and the crazy situations encountered by their citizens.

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: José Sazatornil, Carmen de Lirio, Francisco Martínez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.

Director: Luis García Berlanga
Stars: Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Morán, José Isbert
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amparo Soler Leal ...
Dolores
Agustín González ...
Luis
...
Manolita
Alicia Hermida ...
Antonia
Patricia Adriani ...
María
...
Doña María Luisa
Carlos Tristancho ...
Julio
Gabino Diego ...
Luisito
Aurora Redondo ...
Marcela
Guillermo Marín ...
Don Simón
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ...
Anselmo
Laura del Sol ...
Bailarina
Miguel Rellán ...
Basilio
Jorge de Juan ...
Pedrito
...
Rosa
Edit

Storyline

The story of a boy and his family during the Spanish Civil War.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 January 1984 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Bicycles Are for the Summer  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Agustín González, who plays Luis, also played the part in the 1982 play, making him the only actor to reprise his role. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bicycles and Civil War
21 February 2008 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

Nice portrait of the Spanish Civil War, based on a play from the renowned actor-director-writer Fernando Fernán Gómez, "Las bicicletas son para el verano" is the story about a family and their neighbors and how their lives are completely transformed by civil war. Although most of the characters have only slight political preferences, they will be affected one way or another by the ups and downs of the conflict. Unlike some other films dealing with the Spanish Civil War, this movie is not about the opposing forces in conflict, but about the middle class citizens and their strategies for survival. Moral, sexual and family issues continue to occur during the war, but the approaches to deal with them have changed considerably. Great acting by Agustín Gonzalez as Don Luis. A very young Victoria Abril.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Las bicicletas son para el verano (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?