Cine-Club : The Wages of Fear (1953)

Embark on a dangerous road adventure in Central America!
Film maker : Henri Georges-Clouzot
Actors : Yves Montand, Charles Vanel et Peter van Eyck
Screening in French, with English subtitles
Duration : 142 min
Age : 12+

Synopsis

In a deprived city in Central America, an oil company offers a high bonus to anyone accepting to drive two lorries loaded with high explosive nitroglycerin on a 500 km rough road to extinguish a fire in an oil well. Four adventurers decide to take on this challenge.

About Henri Georges-Clouzot

Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907-1977) is a French filmmaker which movies were awarded at major European festivals. Acclaimed for his thrillers (the murderer lives at Number 21 (1942), Quai des orfèvres (1947), The Wages of Fear (1953) The Devils (1954), he is known as the « French Hitchcock ». He has also produced « the Mystery Picasso » (1956); a documentary on the painter’s methods. The Wages of Fear (1953) is considered one the greatest movies from the 50’s.

With the participation of the French Institute in the UAE

Monday April 16th 2018
From 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Auditorium
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Al Reem Island
Abu Dhabi

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