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The Wages of Fear

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Original title
Le salaire de la peur
Running time
140 min.
France France
H.G. Clouzot, Jérome Géronimi (Novel: Georges Arnaud)
Georges Auric
Armand Thirard (B&W)
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Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique (CICC) / Filmsonor / Vera Films / Fono Film
Adventure. Thriller. Drama | Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
In a wretched 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.
1953: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm), Best Actor (Charles Vanel)
1953: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear
1954: BAFTA Awards: Best Film
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