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November 12, 2010

The Wages of Fear








Director - Henri-Georges Clouzot

Genre - Drama/Thriller


A nail-biting thriller from French maestro, Henri-Georges Clouzot. Four men volunteer to transport nitroglycerine for good money so that they can see the light at the end of their lives. Desperate and willing to do anything, the film really starts to crackle and sizzle when they begin their 'knocking on death's door' journey. One wrong move could cost them everything as the stuff they carry will explode if dropped. Clouzot's expert handling of the men's mental breakdown was just superb beyond believe. We felt like we were in those trucks ourselves, fighting for our necks.

4.5 STARS!

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4 comments:

Ben said...

Heard about it a lot, but it's hard to find. How d'you got it?

1minutefilmreview said...

The Criterion Collection. :)

CavedogRob said...

A classic! I love this film! Thanks for your fine review!

1minutefilmreview said...

Haha! Thanks for stopping by Rob.