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Wages of Fear

Wages of Fear

Wages of Fear

1953 / 147min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT

CAST: YVES MONTAND, CHARLES VANEL, PETER VAN EYCK

Tough and dirty, remade but never bettered, Clouzot’s sullen, seedy, sweaty actioner takes place in a South American backwater where Yves Montand and three fellow hard case foreigners are hired for a suicide mission transporting volatile nitroglycerine that might go sky high at the slightest impact over a treacherous jungle road. Chock-a-block with show-off suspense set pieces, and possessed of an almost tangible atmosphere of desperation.