Why to Watch - Hunger

A true story about IRA prisoners and the abusive treatment they endured which led to a hunger strike (hence the title). This movie has very little dialogue for large portions, but somewhere along the way there’s a 20 minute epic conversation.



Hunger (2008) Biography, Drama | 96min | October 31, 2008 (United Kingdom) 7.5
Director: Steve McQueenWriter: Enda Walsh, Steve McQueenStars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian MilliganSummary: Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit. —Icon


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