Hunger (1966)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Denmark, Norway, Sweden  |  
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Set in the late 1800s, Hunger is about a struggling, starving Norwegian writer (Per Oscarsson) who rejects charity, even though he lives penniless in the streets, because he believes in the strength of his talent. Oscarsson won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his remarkable performance. The film is based on Knut Hamsun's novel, Sult.

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writer, life-choices, homelessness, poverty, career, hope, unemployment