127 Hours is a 2010 biographical adventure film produced, co-written and directed by Danny Boyle.

The film stars James Franco as real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who became trapped by a boulder in Robbers Roost, Utah, for more than five days in early 2003 before amputating his arm with a dull knife.The film, based on Ralston's autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place, was written by Boyle and Simon Beaufoy and produced by Christian Colson, who previously teamed up for Slumdog Millionaire, and John Smithson. The music has been scored by A. R. Rahman who previously teamed up with Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire. The film was well-received by critics and was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (James Franco). 

    

James Franco as Aron Ralston. Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara as Megan McBride and Kristi Moore, two hikers Ralston met before the accident. Clémence Poésy as Rana, Ralston's lover. Lizzy Caplan as Sonja Ralston, Ralston's sister. Treat Williams as Larry Ralston, Ralston's father Kate Burton as Donna Ralston, Ralston's mother

Plot
127 Hours begins with Ralston (James Franco) preparing for a day of canyoneering inCanyonlands National Park in Utah, and driving to the trailhead at night. The next morning, he bikes through the park, aiming to cut 45 minutes off the guide book's estimate for the time needed to reach his destination. He is on foo t, running along a bare rock formation when he sees two hikers, Kristi (Kate Mara) and Megan (Amber Tamblyn), apparently lost. Ralston convinces the pair that he's a trail guide, and offers to show them a much more interesting route than the one they had been trying to find. He leads them through narrow canyons, including a blind jump into an underground pool, where the three film themselves repeati ng the plunge using Ralston's video camera. As they part company, Kristi and Megan invite Ralston to a party they're holding the next night, though they doubt he will show.Ralston continues into Blue John Canyon, through a narrow passage where boulders are suspended, wedged between the walls of rock. As he descends, one boulder is jarred loose, falling after Ralston to the bottom of the canyon and pinning his arm against the canyon wall, and trappi ng him. He initially yells for help, but nobody is within earshot. As he resigns himself to the fact that he is on his own, he begins recording a video diary on his camera, and using his pocke t multi-tool to attempt to chip away at the boulder. He also beg ins rationing his water and food.As he realizes his efforts to chip away at the boulder are futile, he begins to attempt to cut into his arm, but finds his knife too dull to break his skin. He then stabs his arm, but realizes he will not be able to cut thr ough the bone. He finds himself out of water, and is forced to drink his own urine. His video logs become more and more desperate, and he becomes delusional, dreaming about relationships and past experiences, including a former lover (Clémence Poésy), family (Lizzy Caplan, Treat Williams, and Kate Burton), and the two hikers he met before his accident. After reflecting on his life, he comes to the realization that everything he has done has led him to this ordeal, and that he was always destined to die alone in the canyon.Finally, after five days, he gathers the will to apply enough force to his forearm to break it, and severs the arm with his dull knife, fashioning a crude tourniquet out of rope and using a carabiner to tighten it. He wraps the stump of his arm and takes a picture of the severed portion he is leaving behind. He then makes his way out of the canyon, where he is forced to rappel down a 65-foot rock face and hike several miles, before finally running into a family on a day hike, exhausted and covered in blood. The family sends for help, and Ralston is evacuated by helicopter.

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