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The Wages of Fear
The Wages of Fear
Image courtesy of Janus Films
The Wages of Fear
The Wages of Fear
Image courtesy of Janus Films

The Wages of Fear

New Restoration

(Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953)

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 7 PM

One of the greatest thrillers ever filmed.

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission: to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route to a faraway oil fire. The result is a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot. The film was a worldwide and US hit despite being shortened by 43 minutes. You’ll see a beautiful new restoration of the complete uncut version that won the best film award at the Cannes Film Festival. Starring Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, and Véra Clouzot. (147 mins., 35mm, in French with English subtitles)

Josef Albers, Leaf Study IX, c. 1940Leaves on paper28 x 24 ¾ inches© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ Artists Rights Society New YorkPhoto: Tim Nighswander/Imaging 4 Art

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957
opens September 17, 2016.

Join us for the Fall Exhibition Preview on September 16.