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Hunger (1966)

Sult (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 12 August 1968 (USA)
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:

Henning Carlsen

Writers:

Henning Carlsen, Knut Hamsun (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Denmark | Norway | Sweden

Language:

Danish | Swedish | Norwegian

Release Date:

12 August 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunger See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

It is one of the ten films listed in Denmark's cultural canon by the Danish Ministry of Culture. See more »

Quotes

Pontus: [repeated line whenever he sees a guard] What time is it?
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Version of Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012) See more »

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PURE BRILLIANCE
21 May 2003 | by ebhSee all my reviews

Perhaps the last reviewer simply didn't get this deep emotional film. This won top awards at Cannes. Simply a great piece of art, with incredible acting, beautifully detailed direction, and glorious photography. Shame on shallow reviewers who need to school themselves in the fine art of filmmaking.


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