127 Hours tells the true story of the headline-grabbing ordeal suffered by American mountain climber Aron Ralston in April 2003. James Franco plays Ralston, who sets out on a solo climbing trip in Utah's Blue John canyon. When a dislodged half-tonne boulder crashes down on him in an isolated ravine, his right forearm is crushed and he is pinned against the canyon wall. Ralston had not told anyone about his plans, so he realises that no one will be searching for him. Over the course of the next five days, Ralston examines his life, recalling friends, family and lovers, and recording his thoughts on a small video camera. Having exhausted his meagre supplies and run out of water, he knows he will die unless he takes drastic measures.
- Danny Boyle
- James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Clémence Poésy, Treat Williams, Kate Burton, Elizabeth Hales, Darin Southam, Priscilla Poland, Norman Lehnert, Fenton Quinn, Patrick Gibbs, John Lawrence, Peter Joshua Hull, Sean Bott, John Lawrence
- 94 min
- USA, UK