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Hunger (2001)

| Drama | 2007 (USA)
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 »

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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 efforts to sell a screenplay and find his next meal. His natural optimism keeps him afloat as he walks the tight-rope between his love for the beautiful, exotic Ylayali (Kathleen Luong) and his desperate connection to The Chief (Robert Culp), the Hollywood producer who has the power to give life or take it away. Stubbornly refusing to relinquish his principles, he sinks deeper and deeper into spiritual crisis, finally confronting God in a Jobian showdown. Ultimately, the story illustrates the difficult balance between artistic integrity and the commercial necessities of Hollywood. This "towering portrait of an artist's indomitable spirit" is based on "Hunger" (1890), the first existentialist novel ever written and the greatest work of Norwegian Nobel laureate, Knut Hamsun. This is the first digital ... Written by Anonymous

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though a work in progress, better than most
7 March 2004 | by (San Francisco, Ca) – See all my reviews

I saw this film some time ago at a festival here in town and was amazed at it's depth, feeling and intelligence. I just saw Joseph Culp in something else and it reminded me of this wonderful film. I would highly recommend it to the arthouse crowd or those with European sensibilities. Though shot digitally and not

complete I whole heartedly support this film even though it asks us to suspend our disbelief of humanity a bit too much.


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