Le Salaire De La Peur (1953)

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Movie Story

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.

  • Berlin International Film Festival 1953 – Golden Bear for Best Film
  • Cannes Film Festival 1953 – Palme d'Or for Best Film
  • Blue Ribbon Awards 1955 – Best Foreign Language Film
  • Bafta Awards 1955 – Best Film



Charles Vanel(left) and Yves Montand (right) in Henri-Georges Clouzot's THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953). Courtesy Janus Films. Playing 12/9-12/22


Le Salaire De La Peur

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