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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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Per Oscarsson ...
Pontus
Gunnel Lindblom ...
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
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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>

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An adaptation from Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun's 'Sult'. See more »

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Pontus: I shall remember you.
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Version of Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012) See more »

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This movie really made me starve!
21 April 1999 | by (Trondheim, Norway) – See all my reviews

Excellent performances by Per Oscarsson, who portrays the starving writer who wanders the streets of Cristiania in search of love and a chance to get his work published. I really liked the way it was filmed, and how we get to look into Oscarssons mind through pictures and music.


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