• Hunger (2009)


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

Production Co: Film 4, Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Artful, beautiful in parts and unbelievably brutal in others, and no less honest for its stagecraft. show more

  • 50
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Trite, grim and feebly provocative. show more

  • 100
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Hunger -- the disturbing, provocative, brilliant feature debut from British director Steve McQueen -- does for modern film what Caravaggio did to Renaissance painting. show more

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Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in Their First Feature Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)