Sunday, April 4, 2010

Movies You Haven't Seen But Should: Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear (French: Le Salaire de la peur) is a 1953 French drama film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Yves Montand, and based on a 1950 novel by Georges Arnaud. When a South American oil well owned by an American company catches fire, the company hires four European men, down on their luck, to drive two trucks over mountain dirt roads, carrying the nitroglycerine needed to extinguish the fire. Violent Road (aka Hell's Highway), directed by Howard W. Koch in 1958; and Sorcerer, directed by William Friedkin in 1977, are American remakes.

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