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The Wages of Fear


Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli View All


Henri-Georges Clouzot (Screenplay), Henri-Georges Clouzot (Director), Jérôme Géronimi (Screenplay) View All

Release: Apr. 21st, 1953
Runtime: 2 hours, 28 minutes
In a run-down South American town, four men are paid to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin into the jungle through to the oil field. Friendships are tested and rivalries develop as they embark upon the perilous journey.
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The film takes its time with the opening half hour, really establishing the dynamics of the town and setting up some relationships between the men who will ultimately drive the trucks.
Even during the first act, as Clouzot takes his time to introduce the characters and set the premise, the tension between these men seeps through the screen.
The way this movie differs from its re-imagination has both positives and negatives.The movie tries to describe the plight of its characters verbally in this movie where as in Sorcerer its visual.
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