Kick-Back Friday: #92
The Wages of Fear, or Le salaire de la peur (1953): One of 2 signature movies from Henri-Georges Clouzot. (The other is Diabolique.)
Stuck in a South American shit-hole, 4 ex-pats vie for a highly lucrative job of trucking nitroglycerin for an exploitive American oil company. After a very leisurely European start, the pace intensifies as the freelance truckers haul the explosive over roads that are actually worse than the Illinois Tollway system. With Yves Montand.
N.B. William Friedkin directed the not-so-iconic 1977 remake, Sorcerer.