Jun 12

Wages of Fear, Dir. Henri Clouzot ????

This is a fascinating story of life in a South American town, where a nearby American oil company requests the assistance of four drivers to carry high explosives into an oil field area to put out a oil well fire. The drive is extremely precarious, and the risk of jarring the explosives so extreme, that the likelihood of achieving the goal is quite low, though the pay is high if the driver succeeds. Of the four drivers, one does make it through. The film maintains a high anxiety, though it is very slow in getting going. Also, a total of three languages is regularly spoken, including Spanish, French and English.

 

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