Fox Searchlight/Pathé/Everest/Film4 (Danny Boyle, Christian
Colson & John Smithson)
W: Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy [based on the book
"Between A Rock & A Hard Place" by Aron Ralston]
DP: Anthony Dod Mantle & Enrique
Ed: Jon Harris
Mus: A. R. Rahman
James Franco (Aron Ralston), Amber Tamblyn (Megan
McBride), Kate Mara (Kristi Moore)
Based on a true story of a young, thrill-seeking adventurer
trapped and alone during an intrepid rock-climb, 127 Hours expertly captures the claustrophobia, desperation and mania of a man quite literally caught between a rock and a hard
James Franco, an actor on the up, turns in a great performance
as the adventurous Aron Ralston, slowly losing his mind as he contemplates how to escape his predicament.
Director Danny Boyle has dabbled with the kind of
hallucinogenic style of display before (The Beach, Trainspotting) but it does come off particularly well here.