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The Wages of Fear

A thriller with surprisingly little violence which is, nevertheless, a hair-raising, hold-onto-the-edge-of-your-seat masterpiece of suspense. A young Yves Montand is the down-on-his-luck adventurer stranded in a South American town. His one chance to escape is to drive a truck full of nitroglycerine over the Southern American mountains. 'You wait for the screen to explode', wrote the New York Times.

Year: 1953
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, French Cinema, Road Movies, Cannes - Palme d'Or, BAFTA - Best Film, Film Festivals 1994, Theo's Favourites
Country: France, Italy
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Starring: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter Van Eyck
Duration: 140 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
8.1/10
Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films
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