8.0/10
2,218
15 user 7 critic

Hunger (1966)

Sult (original title)
In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hunger I (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A sensitive writer from a small town faces spiritual crisis as he tries to make it as a Hollywood screenwriter. Charlie Pontus (Joseph Culp) wanders around Los Angeles torn between his ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Giese
Stars: Joseph Culp, Robert Culp, Kathleen Luong
Hamsun (1996)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun's controversial support for the Nazi regime during WW2 and its consequences for the Hamsun family after the war.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby, Anette Hoff
Nine Lives (1957)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Skouen
Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland
Pan (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Lt. Thomas Glahn and Edvarda fall in love, but love can turn to hate.

Director: Henning Carlsen
Stars: Lasse Kolsrud, Sofie Gråbøl, Bjørn Sundquist
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Pontus
...
Ylajali
Birgitte Federspiel ...
Her sister
Knud Rex ...
Landlord
Hans W. Petersen ...
Grocer
Henki Kolstad ...
Editor
Roy Bjørnstad ...
Konstantin
Sverre Hansen ...
Painter
Pål Skjønberg ...
Constable
Else Heiberg ...
Landlady
Lise Fjeldstad ...
Little girl
Carl Ottosen ...
Sailor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bjarne Andersen
Wilfred Breistrand
Osvald Helmuth ...
Pawnbroker
Edit

Storyline

In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of reality is withering. One moment his is delighted and the next he curses everybody. All the time he manages to maintain human dignity and pride. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

money | writer | 1890s | daydream | hope | See All (170) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

12 August 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hunger  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Henning Carlsen was very fond of Hamsun's work and brought to the screen another one of his novels almost thirty years later ("Pan", 1995). See more »

Quotes

Pontus: [repeated line whenever he sees a guard] What time is it?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent attempt to film ephemeral story.
15 May 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Some stories are near-impossible to put on the screen, but this attempt is both honest and well done. Hamsun's fine rendition of his plight in early years to make it as writer is conveyed with insight and artistry.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?