Great Britain/USA
92 minutes

The true story of Aron Ralston, an American hiker who went to explore a Utah canyon and found himself stuck in a crevice with his arm pinned under a rock. Intriguing but unsuccessful attempt at a minimalist character study-cum-thriller; the flashy, overblown style plays against the lead's superbly controlled performance and the story's innate tension.

Starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clémence Poesy.
Directed by Danny Boyle; produced by Christian Colson, Mr. Boyle, John Smithson; screenplay by Mr. Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, based on the book by Aron Ralston, Between a Rock and a Hard Place; music by A. R. Rahman; directors of photography (Fotokem, Technicolor, Color Mill), Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak; production and costume designer, Suttirat Larlarb; film editor, Jon Harris.
A Fox Searchlight Pictures/Pathé Productions presentation, in association with Everest Entertainment, of a Cloud Eight Films/Decibel Films/Darlow Smithson Productions production; made in association with Dune Entertainment; produced in association with Down Productions and Big Screen Productions. (US distributor and world sales, Twentieth Century-Fox.)
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Castello Lopes screening room (Lisbon), December 9th 2010.


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