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The Wages of Fear 1953 / Le Salaire de la Peur film review


The Wages of Fear 1953 film review

The Wages of Fear (1953, France)

Original title
Le Salaire de la Peur
Genres
Running time
131 minutes
Language
French
Categories
Our rating
⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪⚪ 8 / 10

Drifters living in South America looking for a way to get out of there. There is an opportunity to make money allowing to leave that godforsaken town - one of the oil wells caught fire and the only thing that can help is a load of nitroglycerin. The four men take the job and plan to deliver the dangerous cargo using two old trucks. Payment is very attractive, but nitroglycerin is very sensitive to any shocks and the road leads through the mountain wilderness. Driving the trucks is accompanied at all time by unbearable tension. One of the drivers makes a mistake and the car explodes. The death of two of them puts even greater pressure on the other pair of drivers, especially since they constantly encountering obstacles, often associated with moral dilemmas.

This film is an excellent thriller combined with adventure film, well played, great scenery, complex types of characters (Yves Montand!). It is filled with dramatic and naturalistic scenes and later many directors were drew inspiration from "Le Salaire de la Peur". Great cinema that will give you thrills through the whole time.


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Creators of The Wages of Fear


Henri-Georges Clouzot films

Henri-Georges Clouzot

director

Henri-Georges Clouzot films

Henri-Georges Clouzot

screenplay

Jerome Geronimi films

Jerome Geronimi

screenplay



Cast of The Wages of Fear


Yves Montand films

Yves Montand

as Mario

Charles Vanel films

Charles Vanel

as Jo

Peter van Eyck films

Peter van Eyck

as Bimba

Folco Lulli films

Folco Lulli

as Luigi

Antonio Centa films

Antonio Centa

as Camp Chief

Darling Legitimus films

Darling Legitimus

as Miss Legitimus

Luis De Lima films

Luis De Lima

as Bernardo

Jo Dest films

Jo Dest

as Smerloff

Dario Moreno films

Dario Moreno

as Hernandez

Vera Clouzot films

Vera Clouzot

as Linda


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