THE WAGES OF FEAR (12A) – 1953 France/Italy 152 min – subtitled

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter Van Eyck, Vera Clouzot

Image of film appears hereIn an unnamed South American country, four shady characters find themselves thrust together on a dangerous job. They are each offered $2,000 to drive two trucks of highly volatile nitro-glycerine to a remote oil field.

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Tension builds between the men as they inch their way over the treacherous mountain roads, in the knowledge that the slightest jolt could have explosive consequences. This classic thriller from Henri-Georges Clouzot, the ‘French Hitchcock’, “has no superior in the field of action-suspense” (The Guardian).

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David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Friday 29 December 2017

Show starts at 2.30 pm, ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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