The perfect marriage of high-stakes action-suspense and European cool. In an unnamed South American country an enormous fire has broken out in a prosperous oilfield. In desperation the nefarious U.S. oil company proposes a lunatic solution: the fire is to be put out with nitroglycerine and danger money is offered to anyone desperate enough to help transport the explosive along 300 miles of unsurfaced road to get to the blaze. The only film ever to win the top prizes at both the Cannes and Berlin film festivals, and a true classic.

Part of BFI Thriller on Tour presented by the Independent Cinema Office. Also screening as part of the tour at LIFF 2017 are: The Headless Woman, In the Cut, Mother, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Vanishing.

Ticket offers: the LIFF 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only).

Please note tickets for film screenings before 5.30pm today (9th November) are available on the door from the venue all day and not online: our box office at Leeds Town Hall is open from 1.00pm, Hyde Park Picture House from noon, and Everyman Leeds and Vue at The Light from 12.30pm.

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