Liam (Liam Cunningham) and Michael (Michael Fassbender) are professional safe crackers who meet on a simple job to relieve an office safe from its contents. The catch is a light activated ... See full summary »
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit. Written by
The medical attendant with a mustache who takes care of Bobby Sands in the hospital has 'UDA' tattooed on his left hand. UDA stands for Ulster Defence Association, a loyalist paramilitary organization. See more »
Raymond Lohan's Ford Granada is a Mk2 Facelift, which was released in winter 1981 and would've appeared on Irish roads in 1982. See more »
I have my belief, and in all its simplicity that is the most powerful thing.
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One of the most beautiful and innovative films I've seen in years
This is a really amazing story told in a new kind of cinematic style that is powerful and requires few words at all to convey the depth and breadth of ideas and emotions. It has some weird plot shifts in that it follows one set of protagonists and then shifts to the Bobby Sands character but it didn't bother me at all because you come to realize that all of the prisoners in the story are essentially interchangeable and that in fact in a different country, under different political conditions "it could be you or me."
The hieroglyphic storytelling is so masterful, the director can create an entire turn of a phrase in a single shot just with a simple shallow rack focus.
Performances are stunning and require a lot of self-sacrifice on the part of the actors. Over all it is one of the most beautiful (in all its nightmareishness) and innovative films I have seen in many years.
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