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The Wages of Fear

Le salaire de la peur

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
France, Italy, 1953
Drama, Thriller


In a squalid South American town, four men are paid to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin into the jungle through to the oil field. Friendships are tested and rivalries develop as they embark upon the perilous journey.

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The Wages of Fear Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1953 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Festival

1953 | Special Mention

2017 | Cannes Classics

Berlin International Film Festival

1953 | 2 wins including: Golden Bear

BAFTA Awards

1955 | Winner: Best Film from any Source

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