In South America, four men are anxious to leave a small town but can’t afford their plane tickets. Desperate, they accept an offer from an oil company to drive two trucks full of nitroglycerin to a burning oilfield deep in the jungle in exchange for $2000. But the mountain roads are rough and the nitroglycerin is becoming more and more unstable in the heat…

Unbearably tense, The Wages of Fear led to director Henri-Georges Clouzot being dubbed “the French Hitchcock”.

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