"The Wages of Fear" (1953) -- Clouzot's classic elemental thriller

NOTE: Cindy will host this event. Meet in the theater lobby, downstairs, at 2:10 PM. Show time is 2:30 PM. We can meet for coffee after the movie, in the cafe on the first floor.

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 and the winner of the 1953 Cannes Palme d’Or. This new print was created from a complete HD digital restoration completed by the Criterion Collection. Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot. Starring: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck.

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  • Cindy C.

    Although I missed connecting with the other people who signed up, it was great to see this film again. A friend and I talked a lot afterwards about the post WWII existentialism in the film. It's going to be shown for a few more days. If you get a chance, make some time to see it. I'm still a little jumpy when driving.

    June 10, 2012

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