127 Hours

  • 94'
  • USA
  • 2010
In this real-life drama, Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) looks at the most horrific days in the life of mountain climber Aron Ralston, played powerfully by James Franco. In 2003, Ralston got stuck in a very remote mountain landscape in Utah. After a falling rock jammed his arm, loner Ralston had to spend 127 hours fighting terrible weather conditions, incredible pain and the real chance of going totally insane. He also had to make an almost inconceivable decision to save his own life. Despite his difficult situation, the American turns out to possess a very dry sense of humour, saying farewell to his parents by making occasionally hilarious recordings of himself and conceiving comic radio shows indicating that he is beginning to learn the hard way that his selfish life has been his downfall. In such a small space and with just one actor, Boyle cleverly constructs a highly dynamic, blood-curdling film that has now been nominated for three Golden Globes.
Director
Danny Boyle
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2010
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
94'
Medium
35mm
Language
English
Producers
Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, John Smithson
Production Companies
Cloud Eight Films, Darlow Smithson Productions
Sales
Pathé International
Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle, based on a novel by Aron Ralston
Cinematography
Enrique Chediak
Editor
Jon Harris
Production Design
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Sound Design
Glenn Freemantle
Music
A.R. Rahman
Cast
James Franco
Local Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures Holland
Website
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/127hours/