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Hunger (2001)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2007 (USA)
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A sensitive writer from a small town faces spiritual crisis as he tries to make it as a Hollywood screenwriter. Charlie Pontus (Joseph Culp) wanders around Los Angeles torn between his ... See full summary »

Director:

Maria Giese

Writers:

Maria Giese, Knut Hamsun (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Culp ... Charlie Pontus
Robert Culp ... The Chief
Kathleen Luong Kathleen Luong ... Ylayali
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ... Old Man
Daniel Franklin Daniel Franklin ... Eclair
James Evans ... Police Officer
Harold Cannon Harold Cannon ... Thrift Shop Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lou Aguilar Lou Aguilar ... Pedestrian
T. Henry Amitai T. Henry Amitai
Casper Andreas ... Scissors
Jason Berlin Jason Berlin ... Spy Man #2
V. Ray Bodie V. Ray Bodie
Frank Bruynbroek ... Spy Man
J.D. Douglas J.D. Douglas ... Macarthur Park Cop
Glenn Hoeffner Glenn Hoeffner ... Grandfather
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A sensitive writer from a small town faces spiritual crisis as he tries to make it as a Hollywood screenwriter. Charlie Pontus (Joseph Culp) wanders around Los Angeles torn between his efforts to sell a screenplay and find his next meal. His natural optimism keeps him afloat as he walks the tight-rope between his love for the beautiful, exotic Ylayali (Kathleen Luong) and his desperate connection to The Chief (Robert Culp), the Hollywood producer who has the power to give life or take it away. Stubbornly refusing to relinquish his principles, he sinks deeper and deeper into spiritual crisis, finally confronting God in a Jobian showdown. Ultimately, the story illustrates the difficult balance between artistic integrity and the commercial necessities of Hollywood. This "towering portrait of an artist's indomitable spirit" is based on "Hunger" (1890), the first existentialist novel ever written and the greatest work of Norwegian Nobel laureate, Knut Hamsun. This is the first digital ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunger: A Work in Progress See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

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Color
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Version of Hunger (1966) See more »

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though a work in progress, better than most
7 March 2004 | by sfarthouseSee all my reviews

I saw this film some time ago at a festival here in town and was amazed at it's depth, feeling and intelligence. I just saw Joseph Culp in something else and it reminded me of this wonderful film. I would highly recommend it to the arthouse crowd or those with European sensibilities. Though shot digitally and not

complete I whole heartedly support this film even though it asks us to suspend our disbelief of humanity a bit too much.


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