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In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death.

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Directed by

Henri-Georges Clouzot

Written by

Henri-Georges Clouzot (Screenplay)
Jérôme Géronimi (Screenplay)
Georges Arnaud (Novel)

Runtime

147 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

French

Tagline

Dynamic Tremendous Shattering

Cast

Keywords

fire petrol oil venezuela truck driver life and death unsociability danger tanker central and south america incomes nitroglycerin

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Lists

#200 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#266 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#119 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#9 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire