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What is it that sets Bri­tish di­rec­tor Danny Boyle apart from ev­ery other main­stream film­maker? Where most prom­ise es­capism, Boyle (Slum­dog Mil­lion­aire, Trainspot­ting) deals only in no-es­capism. Adapted from the best­selling mem­oirs of Aron Ral­ston, 127 Hours is out to move view­ers with the tale of a man who can­not move at all. Af­ter a hik­ing ac­ci­dent, Ral­ston (played flaw­lessly by an Os­carnom­i­nated James Franco) is trapped in­side a canyon crevasse with his right arm pinned un­der an 800kg rock. What Ral­ston must do to sur­vive borders on the un­think­able but, in Boyle’s as­sured hands, not the un-filmable. An in­spired and in­spir­ing cin­ema ex­pe­ri­ence.

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