127 hours of horror in the mountains - Title: 127 Hours (MA15+)

AFTER Buried, we’re facing another claustrophobic film experience with 127 Hours, the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco), a young American rock-climber who, as the title of his memoir attests, found himself in the summer of 2003 “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”.

Using words like “existential” to describe the film is misleading, because although it is that, it is also a heart-stopping experience, despite the fact that many if not all of us know the resolution of Aron’s problem.

Aron sets out blithely, earphones attached, on a weekend’s trek through some wondrously dramatic and beautiful scenery in Utah. 

He meets a couple of lost girls (Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn), and frolics with them in an underground pool before heading off to the canyons that will test his endurance and his ingenuity.

While he’s negotiating one of the canyons, a boulder falls and traps