The Wages of Fear

Henri Georges-Clouzot (1953)

Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli, Peter van Eyck Rated 15 Run time 148 mins



THE WAGES OF FEAR is unique in that in won the 1953 Golden Bear and the Palme d’Or.

Made the year before the Director’s equally famous “Les Diaboliques”,  here is another fiendish contraption designed to wring fear and anxiety from the audience at every opportunity.

Nail-biting tension as mercenary truck drivers take a highly explosive cargo across South American dirt roads.  One of the most famous French films of it’s era, it was named as best film at both Cannes and Berlin.

100% – Rotten Tomatoes

8.2 – IMDB

“When Henri-Georges Clouzot took on a genre, it generally led to a classic: so Les Diaboliques is one of the most frightening pictures ever put on screen; The Mystery of Picasso is among the most outstanding films exploring the work of an artist; and The Wages of Fear has no superior in the field of action-suspense”…Read the full article HERE.

“An existential suspense classic, The Wages of Fear blends nonstop suspense with biting satire; its influence is still being felt on today’s thrillers.”