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Bicycles Are for the Summer (1984)

Las bicicletas son para el verano (original title)
The story of a boy and his family during the Spanish Civil War.

Director:

Jaime Chávarri (as Jaime Chavarri)

Writers:

Fernando Fernán Gómez (play) (as Fernando Fernan Gomez), Lola Salvador (screenplay) (as Salvador Maldonado) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amparo Soler Leal ... Dolores
Agustín González ... Luis (as Agustin Gonzalez)
Victoria Abril ... Manolita
Alicia Hermida ... Antonia
Patricia Adriani ... María
Marisa Paredes ... Doña María Luisa
Carlos Tristancho Carlos Tristancho ... Julio
Gabino Diego ... Luisito
Aurora Redondo ... Marcela
Guillermo Marín ... Don Simón (as Guillermo Marin)
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Anselmo (as Emilio Gutierrez Caba)
Laura del Sol ... Bailarina
Miguel Rellán ... Basilio (as Miguel Rellan)
Jorge de Juan ... Pedrito
Marina Saura Marina Saura ... Rosa
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The story of a boy and his family during the Spanish Civil War.

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Genres:

Drama

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

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Bicycles and Civil War
21 February 2008 | by jtaboadaSee 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.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 1984 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

As Bicicletas São para o Verão See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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