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Hunger ()

Sult (original title)
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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... See more »

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Pontus
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Ylajali
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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
Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen ...
Landlady
Ola B. Johannessen
Lars Tvinde
Carsten Byhring ...
(uncredited)
Frimann Falck Clausen ...
(uncredited)
Leif Enger ...
(uncredited)
Per Gjersøe ...
(uncredited)
Veslemøy Haslund ...
(uncredited)
Per Theodor Haugen ...
Shop Assistant (uncredited)
Egil Hjorth-Jenssen ...
Man in the Park (uncredited)
Vilhelm Lund ...
(uncredited)
Lars Nordrum ...
The Count (uncredited)
Rolf Sand ...
(uncredited)
Toralf Sandø ...
(uncredited)
Kåre Wicklund ...
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Directed by

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Henning Carlsen

Written by

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Henning Carlsen ... ()
 
Knut Hamsun ... (novel)
 
Peter Seeberg ... ()

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Göran Lindgren ... producer
Bertil Ohlsson ... associate producer

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Krzysztof Komeda

Cinematography by

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Henning Carlsen

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Henning Carlsen

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Erik Aaes
Walther Dannerfjord

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Ada Skolmen
Ulla-Britt Söderlund

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Nurven Bredangen ... makeup artist
Lene Ravn Henriksen ... makeup artist (as Lene Ravn)

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Jack Hald ... production manager

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Espen Thorstenson ... assistant director

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Erik Jensen ... sound engineer
Dieter Kriszat ... boom operator

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Jesper Høm ... still photographer
Leif Jappe ... assistant camera

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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

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Also Known As
  • Svält (Sweden)
  • Hunger (World-wide, English title)
  • Hunger (United States)
  • La faim (France)
  • Nälkä (Finland)
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Trivia Director Henning Carlsen was very fond of Hamsun's work and brought to the screen another one of his novels almost thirty years later ("Pan", 1995). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Eventyret om dansk film 16: I lyset af en filmlov - 1965-1966 (1996). See more »
Quotes Pontus: [repeated line whenever he sees a guard] What time is it?
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