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Hunger 2008

  • Steve McQueen
  • December 5, 2008
  • 96 mins
  • English
  • Drama, History
The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.


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Shout by Miles Kato
2016-06-23T08:57:33Z— updated 2016-06-24T11:24:28Z

This impressively constructed debut feature shows the last six weeks in the life of Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands. With the level of skill that it took to make this movie, its honestly hard to believe its Steve McQueen's first. I mean the movie features an ideological debate between two characters that goes on for 23 minutes. 17 and a half of those minutes being all in one record breaking shot. That's insane! It is very different so I wouldn't recommend it to everyone but if you're quite fond of the criterion collection then you're probably going to like this movie.

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Raw, dirty and violent, the film sheds light on the situation of IRA members in 1981 mercilessly. A plan sequence of more than 10 minutes emphasizes the performance above the average of Fassbender.

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Extremely powerful movie about the Northern Ireland conflict.

Every single scene is a punch to the stomach amazingly filmed that leaves you thinking.

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