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Cruel, and utterly effective, Peter Foldes' experimentation with computer animation employs a bold speechless narrative to draw attention to the grave effects of consumerism. Who needs ethics when everything is within arm's reach?

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Animated film satire of self-indulgence in a hungry world. Rapidly dissolving, reshaping images, made with the aid of a computer, create a stark contrast between abundance and want. A man eats, at first sparingly, but his appetite grows to gluttony, greed, and gratification of every desire. The nightmare that finally haunts him is the one that hangs over our disparate world. A film without words. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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October 1974 (USA) See more »

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Excellent portrayal
19 February 1999 | by hjSee all my reviews

I am in the field of Computer Graphics. I saw this film in 1979 as part of a course. It is an early example of morphing. But what got me was what started out as a technical viewing ended up as an emotional one so now 20 years later I can still remember "Hunger" quite clearly.


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