The Wages of Fear is a 1953 French-Italian thriller film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Yves Montand, and based on the 1950 French novel Le salaire de la peur (lit. “The Salary of Fear”) by Georges Arnaud. When an 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, loaded with nitroglycerine needed to extinguish the flames. The film brought Clouzot international fame, and allowed him to direct Les Diaboliques. In France the film was the 4th highest-grossing film of the year with a total of 6,944,306 admissions.
Frenchmen Mario and Jo, German Bimba and Italian Luigi are stuck in the isolated town of Las Piedras. Surrounded by desert, the town is linked to the outside world only by a small airport, but the airfare is beyond the means of the men. There is little opportunity for employment aside from the American corporation that dominates the town, Southern Oil Company (SOC), which operates the nearby oil fields and owns a walled compound within the town. SOC is suspected of unethical practices such as exploiting local workers and taking the law into its own hands, but the townspeople’s dependence upon it is such that they suffer in silence.
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The Wages of Fear (1953) Details
Genre: Drama | Exciting
Score: 8.2 out of 10 - The average vote was 38,283
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Players: Yves Montand, Peter van Eyck, Charles Vanel
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Publisher: T. Mousavi
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Size: 1100 | 2500 megabytes
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