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.