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Wages of Fear

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Wages of Fear on DVD
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Description

Part road movie, part suspense thriller, the plot of H.G. Clouzot's magnificent The Wages of Fear is simplicity itself. In the South American jungle, supplies of nitro-glycerine are urgently needed at a remote oil field. The unscrupulous American oil company pays four out-of-work men (Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli and Peter Van Eyck) to deliver the supplies in two hulking trucks. A tense rivalry quickly develops between the two sets of drivers; a tension magnified thousand fold by the unforgiving heat, the lure of filthy lucre and the rough and rocky roads where the slightest jolt can result in agonising death. Which of the disparate, desperate desperadoes will survive the white-knuckle journey and claim the loot and the glory?

Fuelled by Armand Thirard's stunning photography and appropriately taut editing by Madeleine Gug and Henri Rust, The Wages of Fear offers on one level pure cinematic adventure, whilst also succeeding as an eye opening peek at a crazed world driven by machismo, lust, competitiveness and greed.

Special Features:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Poster Gallery
  • Cast and Crew Bios
  • Release date NZ
    September 26th, 2003
    Length (Minutes)
    156
    Aspect Ratio
    • 1.33 : 1
    Language
    French
    Subtitles
    English
    Supported Audio
    • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
    Studio
    Genre
    • Drama
    Movie Format
    • DVD
    DVD Region
    • Region 4
    Edition
    • Standard Edition
    Original Release Year
    1953
    Product ID
    1460724

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