Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Wages of Fear

In this highly acclaimed 1953 French film, an American oil company in Mexico hires four down on their luck drifters to drive a cargo of nitroglycerin over a dangerous mountain.  The men are so desperate that they are willing to risk getting killed for a $2,000 paycheck.  The movie portrays how fear can drive men to madness.

The movie stars the popular French actor Yves Montand.

If you skip the first 45 minutes of the movie then you will miss next to nothing.  The problem with the film is that it has a long boring setup.  If you start watching 45 minutes into it then you will see a pretty good movie.

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