Irish director, famous for his work on Oscar winning movie “Slumdog Millionaire” Danny Boyle has upset some people with a gory scene in his new movie.
Apparently viewers fainted when a protagonist is forced to hack off his own arm with a pen-knife after becoming trapped under a boulder.
It is apparently so gruesome that at least three viewers fainted at a preview screening at the Toronto Film Festival.
According to IMBD “127 Hours” is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued.
A reviewer for the film industry website TheWrap.com, who witnessed the three faintings at a screening on Sunday night, wrote: "Make no mistake, the scenes of Aron Ralston taking off his own arm to free himself after a fall are among the most realistic of graphic gore ever put on film, and not for the faint of heart.
“You could clearly see people in shock, struggling to stay in their seats, working to get past the intensity of what was going on in front of them. The sequence is never gratuitous, just very realistic... These were clearly audience members who could not take it."
Even Ralston himself said he found the scene very surreal.
"The experience of the very gruesome arm-removing [was], like, 'Whoa, I can't believe we're watching this!' I was ecstatic to be getting out of there. And at that point, I'm sitting there in the theatre and I'm munching my popcorn,” said Ralston.