- Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
- Writer: Georges Arnaud; Henri-Georges Clouzot
Seemingly, this is one of the greatest films ever made...
The first hour is dedicated to character development and bad acting - laughably so, especially the unnecessary Madame Clouzot.
Bimba's grooming and matter-of-fact proclamation is the highlight of this overly long, wooden piece of exaggeration - it most definitely is not one of the best films ever made...thus far.
But...it does something so memorable that after the whole experience of watching it - you realise, days later, how good it actually is...now, that is impressive.
In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin 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 and on the rough remote roads the slightest jolt can result in death.