A visceral, edge of the seat, adaptation of Georges Arnaud noir 1950 novel, later film noir film, Wages of Fear, (Le salaire de la peur), explores four men’s journey into the darkness and fear.
Desperate men forced to do desperate things seek to escape the hot, dirty and dusty oil-drilling settlement at the edge of the world run by the heartless Crude Oil Corporation. Everyone’s fate is sealed in a truckload of nitro-glycerine.
Metanoia’s ensemble or diverse performers include four Greek Australians; Ange Arabatzis, Fotis Kapetopolous, Melina Wylie and Adam Mattaliano, along with Greg Ulfan, Kotryna Gesait, and Brian Davison take the audience on a journey of from grotesque cantina to the surreal at times, beautiful, horror of a long night’s journey of into hell.
Gorkem Acaroglu’s deft direction, Shane Grant’s brilliant adaptation, Nicholas (surname) mesmeric lighting come together to in breathing life to dark tale of adventure, deceit and fear. The hulking protagonist, the truck (Designed by Shanrah Austin), menaces these men’s fate throughout the unfolding tale.
The Mechanics Institute
270 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC 3056