Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wages of fear aka Le salaire de la peur (1953) - classic thriller from director Henri-Georges Clouzot

Rating 8.4/10
Runtime: 149 min
Language: French/English/Spanish/German/Italian
Country: France/Italy
Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot
IMDb Link:


Yves Montand ... Mario
Charles Vanel ... M. Jo
Folco Lulli ... Luigi
Peter van Eyck ... Bimba
Véra Clouzot ... Linda
William Tubbs ... Bill O'Brien
Darío Moreno ... Hernandez
Jo Dest ... Smerloff

Description: In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerene are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivallry develops between the two sets of drivers and on the rough remote roads the slightest jolt can result in death.



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Download link (torrent file)

Video and audio information:

Video : 1.55 GB, 1500 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XviD 1.1.2 (UTC 2006-11-01)
Audio : 203 MB, 192 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3

Also included English subtitles and a set of extra material ripped from second DVD of Criterion release:

* Henri-Georges Clouzot: The Enlightened Tyrant - documentary on the director's career (2004, 52:33 min)
* Courage and Clouzot - interview with assistant director Michael Romanoff (22:26 min)
* Framing the Human Soul - interview with Clouzot biographer Marc Godin (10:08 min)
* Interview with Yves Montand (1988, 5:00 min)
* Censored - an analysis of cuts made for the 1955 U.S. release. It's a bunch of panels and several short clips. The correct order to view them is Panel00, Panel01, Panel02, Clip02, Panel03, Clip03, etc.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Honestly this is one of the Great movies... tense, thrilling and gripping. There are scenes here you will remember for a lifetime, and haunt you as well.

Don't miss this one!