Hunger (2008)

An odyssey, in which the smallest gestures become epic and when the body is the last resource for protest.

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 2008-05-15
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 693 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Blast! Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Steve McQueen
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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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  • Michael Fassbender

    as Bobby Sands
  • Stuart Graham

    as Ray Lohan
  • Liam Cunningham

    as Priest
  • Helena Bereen

    as Raymond's Mother
  • Laine Megaw

    as Raymond's Wife
  • Brian Milligan

    as Davey Gillen
  • Liam McMahon

    as Gerry Campbell
  • Karen Hassan

    as Gerry's Girlfriend
  • Frank McCusker

    as The Governor
  • Lalor Roddy

    as William
  • Des McAleer

    as Mr Sands
  • Helen Madden

    as Mrs. Sands
  • Paddy Jenkins

    as Hitman
  • Geoff Gatt

    as Bearded Man
  • Rory Mullen

    as Priest
  • Ben Peel

    as Riot Prison Officer Stephen Graves
  • B.J. Hogg

    as Loyalist Orderly
  • Billy Clarke

    as Chief MO
  • Ciaran Flynn

    as 12 Year Old Bobby
Sound David Holmes Music
Costume & Make-Up Anushia Nieradzik Costume Design
Camera Sean Bobbitt Director of Photography
Directing Steve McQueen Director
Writing Steve McQueen Writer
Production Robin Gutch Producer
Writing Enda Walsh Writer
Editing Joe Walker Editor
Art Tom McCullagh Production Design
Art Brendan Rankin Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Alison Rainey Makeup Artist
Sound Mervyn Moore Sound Mixer
Sound Paul Davies Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up Sian Wilson Makeup Artist
Production Laura Hastings-Smith Producer
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline Fowler Makeup Designer
Sound Richard Davey Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Leo Abrahams Music
Costume & Make-Up Cheryl Hill Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Judith Laverty Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Maria Moore Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Robyn Wheeler Makeup Artist
Sound Ronan Hill Sound Mixer