Director Julien Leclercq’s new action movie “The Wages of Fear” is a live-action remake of the 1950’s thriller, based on the novel by Georges Arnaud, streaming March 29, 2014 on Netflix:
“…in the middle of the desert, near a refugee camp, an oil well catches fire, directly threatening the lives of the population.
“Dispatching experts to the site, the company operating the well realizes it has only one solution to avert the catastrophe: detonate the oil well with nitroglycerin within 24 hours.
“Against a large sum of money, a powerhouse team is then sent to transport explosives in two trucks.
“The team now has less than 20 hours to reach the oil well. 20 hours to traverse hostile zones controlled by armed rebels, cross minefields, and drive two trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over rough terrain! The race against the clock has begun…”
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