A man is trapped under a rock for days – a situation that a cynical storyteller manipulates and a gullible public lap up.
No, not a documentary on the making of 127 Hours, but yet another masterpiece from Billy Wilder, charting the deterioration of the human condition via immense storytelling and a fantastic Kirk Douglas.
I dare say there wasn’t a finer director than Wilder in his time. Not even Hitchcock. Discuss.