The Wages of Fear

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Released 1953

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Director:
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Released:
1953
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The Wages of Fear, also known as Le Salaire de la Peur, is the classic 1953 suspense drama about four men risking in their lives in the South American jungle. An oil field fire rages out of control and the only hope for putting out the blaze and saving the job site is the use of nitroglycerine. Four desperate men decide to risk the dangerous journey of transporting the explosive over an uneven landscape: Mario (Yves Montand), M. Jo (Charles Vanel), Luigi (Folco Lulli) and Bimba (Peter van Eyck). Each of the men has their own reason for being willing to risk their life for the lucrative payoff. Their stories unfold as the trucks slowly make their way to the site with every jolt and bump having the potential to set off a fatal explosion. Director Henri-Georges Clouzot won the prestigious Grand Prize of the 1953 Cannes Film Festival for this compelling human drama.
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