The Wages of Fear, DVD


Henri-Georges Clouzot co-writes and directs this French thriller set in the South American jungle where supplies of nitroglycerine are urgently needed at a remote oil field.

After a Mexican oil well catches fire, the unscrupulous American oil company pays four out-of-work men (Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Folco Lulli and Peter Van Eyck) to deliver the delicate and deadly supplies in two hulking trucks.

A tense rivalry quickly develops between the two sets of drivers, a tension magnified by the unforgiving heat, the lure of filthy lucre and the rough and rocky roads where the slightest jolt could result in agonising death.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (PG)
  • EAN: 5035673012260
  • Catalogue number: BFIB1226
  • Studio: BFI
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: B/W


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