Hunger Poster

Release Date: March 20th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 16th, 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Focusing on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. Bobby Sands is one of a group of prisoners who first "took to the blanket" with a "dirty protest" in pursuit of their claims for recognition as political prisoners. Sands then became the first one of the group to embark on a hunger strike that was to end in his death.

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon, Helena Bereen, Laine Megaw, Lalor Roddy

Director: Steve McQueen

Genres: Drama, Historical drama

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Mother, Death, Fall, Prison, 1980s

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Nominated British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)