Aron Ralston: I do see! Now… Is it true that despite, or maybe because you’re a big fucking hard hero… you didn’t tell anyone where you were going?
Aron Ralston: Yeah. That’s absolutely correct.
The strong family theme to the film is heightened by the ending, in which we see the author of the book, and are told nothing more about his life after amputating his own arm other than when he met his partner and that they have a child. This suggests that the purpose of a man’s life is to find someone to start a family with, which is a rather middle American, Christian conclusion to the film, which is surprising given that there is no talk of “God” or a “creator” within the film, except for a small reference to the event being predestined for both Aron, and the rock.
- Running Time
- 93 min.
- United Kingdom
- Danny Boyle
- Simon Beaufoy, Danny Boyle (Book: Aron Ralston)
- A.R. Rahman
- Anthony Dod Mantle, Enrique Chediak
- James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Clemence Poesy, Treat Williams, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan
- Production Co.
- Co-production UK-USA; Fox Searchlight Pictures / Pathé
- Drama. Adventure | Mountaing Climbing. Survival Film. Biography. Based on a true story. Nature
- Synopsis / Plot
- Based on the Aron Ralston true story, a reckless young american mountain climber who became famous in May 2003 when he was forced to amputate his lower right arm with a dull knife in order to free himself after his arm became trapped by a boulder when he was mountaineering in Utah.