Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
Henri-Georges Clouzot originally planned on shooting the film in Spain, but Yves Montand refused to work in Spain as long as fascist dictator Francisco Franco was in power. Filming took place instead in the south of France, near Saint-Gilles, in the Camargue. The village seen in the film was built from scratch.
When someone else is driving, I'm scared.
When Mario throws a stone at Jo's face, although he stands at a higher lever, the stone seems to hit Jo's face from below.
The original uncensored release in France ran 152 minutes. The so-called "director's cut" runs 148 minutes.
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