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With HUNGER, British filmmaker and artist Steve McQueen has turned one of history’s most controversial acts of political defiance into a jarring, unforgettable cinematic experience. In Northern Ireland’s Maze prison in 1981, twenty-seven-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government’s refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners, rather than as ordinary criminals. McQueen dramatizes prison existence and Sands’ final days in a way that is purely experiential, even abstract, a succession of images full of both beauty and horror. Featuring an intense performance by Michael Fassbender, HUNGER is an unflinching, transcendent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure to be heard.
could barley understand a word being said throughout the whole movie. storyline was blandPublished 3 months ago by Matthew A Gerardo
Tragic, brutal, outstanding. Not for the weak of heart. Brilliant performances, but extremely hard to watch. Makes one count their blessings.Published 4 months ago by mike ellis
Highly stylized but unobtrusive with the style at the same time. Very well performed and executed.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Woman
I did not mean to purchase the right to view the movie online. My mistake.Published 5 months ago by CHARLES M. BIBLE