Wages Of Fear, The

215. THE WAGES OF FEAR (1953-France). With YVES MONTAND. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Take 4 men, bored and broke in a hot crummy town and add two truckloads of nitroglycerine to be gingerly driven over a tortuous mountain road. You get a harrowing story with excruciating susÂpense – even though you know what’s going to happen-when, how and to whom. It’s not so much dying which is at stake, but rather the futility of prodigious effort. In French with English subtitles. 131 minutes. Crime Mystery Suspense