Wages of Fear
DIRECTOR: HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT
CAST: YVES MONTAND, CHARLES VANEL, PETER VAN EYCK
Tough and dirty, remade but never bettered, Clouzot’s sullen, seedy, sweaty actioner takes place in a South American backwater where Yves Montand and three fellow hard case foreigners are hired for a suicide mission transporting volatile nitroglycerine that might go sky high at the slightest impact over a treacherous jungle road. Chock-a-block with show-off suspense set pieces, and possessed of an almost tangible atmosphere of desperation.