Hunger

Hunger (2008)

Genres - Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Historical Film, Prison Film  |   Release Date - Jul 6, 2008  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - TV-MA
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Hunger is a 2008 British-Irish historical drama film directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, and Liam McMahon, about the 1981 Irish hunger strike. It was written by Enda Walsh and McQueen.

It premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, winning the prestigious Caméra d'Or award for first-time filmmakers. It went on to win the Sydney Film Prize at the Sydney Film Festival, the Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics, best picture from the Evening Standard British Film Awards, and received two BAFTA nominations, winning one. The film was also nominated for eight awards at the 2009 IFTAs, winning six at the event.

The film stars Fassbender as Bobby Sands, the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteer and MP who led the second IRA hunger strike and participated in the no wash protest (led by Brendan "The Dark" Hughes) in which Irish republican prisoners tried to regain political status after it had been revoked by the British government in 1976. It dramatises events in the Maze Prison in the period leading up to the hunger strike and its aftermath.

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$3,185,113

Tags

1980s, British, Catholic Priest, Hunger Strike, Ira, Northern Ireland, Police Brutality, Prison, Prisoner, Transformation, True Stories

Attributes

Narrative Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Subject: 1981 Irish hunger strike, Irish Republican Army, The Troubles

Alternate Titles

Açlık
TR
Éhség
HU
Fome
BR, PT
Glad
HR, RS
Grève de la faim
CA
Głód
PL
Hunger
AR, AU, CA, FI, FR, DE, GR, IN, IT, MX, ES, GB, US
HUNGER ハンガー
JP
Nälkä
FI
Глад
BG, RS
Голод
RU, UA
飢餓宣言
TW