The Wages of Fear

Still from The Wages of Fear

Friday, 21 September 2018: The Wages of Fear

Friday, 21 September 2018, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot, France / Italy 1953, 148 mins, 12A

“Turning the screws with a relentlessness that impresses even in this age of the ruthless, high-tech thriller, Clouzot strings together situations of vividly, almost sadistically imagined danger”. Chicago Tribune

Still rated one of the greatest action films of all time, The Wages of Fear continues to set the gold standard for tension and suspense. Unsentimental in its depiction of the human condition The Wages of Fear follows four men, down on their luck and enticed into driving trucks loaded with nitro-glycerine over treacherous terrain.

The Wages of Fear has no superior in the field of action-suspense.” The Guardian

Further reading

  1. Roger Ebert website
  2. The Guardian
  3. The Criterion Collection
  4. Slant Magazine