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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
Impressive Debut By Steve McQueen. Show-Stealing Performance by Michael Fassbender.
Brutal, highly intense & very disturbing for the most part, Steve McQueen's debut film is a harsh but very effective & bold enactment covering the final months of Bobby Sands & his hunger strike in the Maze prison. Hunger features excellent direction, fantastic camera-work featuring long single-takes, strong performances by its cast but the graphic depiction of torture & brutality makes it a difficult movie to sit through. Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands was exceptional & delivers one of the finest works of his career, so far. The way he depicted the deteriorating body of Sands during his hunger strike is extremely disturbing to watch but it also succeeds in making its desired impact. There is one 17 minutes long scene in the film between Bobby Sands & his lawyer where the core ingredient of this film lies along with the answer to every question that this film may provoke from its viewers and one of the great things about that scene is that it was all shot in a single take. On an overall scale, Hunger is an impressive work of art that can easily be dismissed as pretentious cinema but its a plea for humanity in times of insanity will resonate through time. Strongly recommended.
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