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Hunger ()


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Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

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Cast

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Raymond Lohan
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Raymond's Wife
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Davey Gillen
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Gerry Campbell
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Gerry's Girlfriend
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Bobby Sands
Frank McCusker ...
The Governor
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William
Helen Madden ...
Mrs. Sands
Des McAleer ...
Mr. Sands
Geoff Gatt ...
Bearded Man
Rory Mullen ...
Priest
Ben Peel ...
Riot Prison Offficer Stephen Graves
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Raymond's Mother
Paddy Jenkins ...
Hitman
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Father Dominic Moran
Billy Clarke ...
Chief Medical Officer
Ciaran Flynn ...
Twelve Year Old Bobby
B.J. Hogg ...
Loyalist Orderly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neal Hughes ...
Prison Officer
Larry Cowan ...
Prison Guard (uncredited)
Tom Dart ...
Guard (uncredited)
Denis Halligan ...
Naked Prisoner (uncredited)
Thomas James Scott ...
Riot Officer (uncredited)
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Herself - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve McQueen

Written by

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Enda Walsh ... (written by) and
Steve McQueen ... (written by)

Produced by

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Iain Canning ... executive producer
Peter Carlton ... executive producer
Edmund Coulthard ... executive producer
Robin Gutch ... producer
Laura Hastings-Smith ... producer
Linda James ... executive producer
Andrew Litvin ... line producer
Jan Younghusband ... executive producer

Music by

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Leo Abrahams
David Holmes

Cinematography by

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Sean Bobbitt ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Joe Walker

Editorial Department

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Geoffrey R. Case ... colorist
Phil Eldridge ... assistant editor
Julie Harding ... digital intermediate producer (as Julie Pucher)
Myfanwy Harris ... digital intermediate operator
Claire O'Neill ... assistant editor
Tony Ray ... digital intermediate executive
Sara Janasz ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Gary Davy

Production Design by

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Tom McCullagh

Art Direction by

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Brendan Rankin

Costume Design by

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Anushia Nieradzik

Makeup Department

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Jacqueline Fowler ... chief hair designer / chief makeup designer
Cheryl Hill ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Judith Laverty ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Maria Moore ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Alison Rainey ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Robyn Wheeler ... hair stylist (as Robin Wheeler) / makeup artist (as Robin Wheeler)
Sian Wilson ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Stuart Conran ... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
Dan Frye ... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
Vesna Giordano ... silicone prosthetics technician (uncredited)
Lisa Hill ... makeup daily (uncredited)
Paul Hyett ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Alistair Hopkins ... post-production supervisor
Cathy Mooney ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michele Burn ... assistant director runner
Mark Fenn ... first assistant director
Matthew Hanson ... second assistant director (as Matt Hanson)
Adam Philpott ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Antony Buonomo ... graphic artist
Diarmid Carr ... dressing props
David Carson ... dressing props
Paul Cooke ... plasterer
Cole Doherty ... construction manager
Hugh Gault ... carpenter
Neville Gaynor ... scenic artist
Heather Greenlees ... assistant art director
Paul Hedges ... props
Tommy Hilland ... painter
Colin Holmes ... dressing props
Rebecca Luckley ... art department runner
Daniel Lyons ... standby painter (as Danny Lyons)
Frank Matthews ... plasterer
Anto McCabe ... plasterer
Thomas McCann ... plasterer
Stuart McConnaughie ... carpenter
Dan McCoy ... painter
Pat McKane ... standby props
Kieron Mcnamara ... standby props
Alan Nixon ... standby carpenter
Jim Reid ... construction manager
Patsy Smith ... plasterer
Sarah Speers ... props buyer
Steve Wheeler ... property master
Neil McNally ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Daniel Crowley ... sound maintenance engineer (as Danny Crowley)
Richard Davey ... re-recording mixer
Paul Davies ... sound designer
Ronan Hill ... sound mixer
Michael McKnight ... sound trainee
Mervyn Moore ... sound mixer
Laurence O'Keefe ... sound maintenance engineer
Adam Ridge ... sound maintenance engineer
Peter Shaw ... assistant sound editor
Chu-Li Shewring ... additional sound effects editor (as ChuLi Shewring)
Chris Treble ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Antonia Bates ... additional adr editor (uncredited)
Rachel Carberry ... assistant adr recordist (uncredited)
Tom Deane ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Steve Haynes ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt ... adr coordinator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Scott Peters ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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James Ballard ... production executive: Dragon DI
Valentina Catena ... digital grading assistant: Dragon DI
Michele De Benedetti ... film scanning and clean-up: Dragon DI
Myfanwy Harris ... visual effects artist: Dragon DI
Paul J. Wright ... film scanning and recording manager: Dragon DI
Bob Smoke ... visual effects supervisor: Bob Smoke Special Effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Andy Bennett ... stunt artist
Jamie Edgell ... stunt artist
Paul Herbert ... stunt coordinator
Mark Mottram ... stunt artist
James O'Donnell ... stunt artist (as James O'Dee)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tasha Back ... second assistant camera
Brian Beaumont ... gaffer
Louise Ben-Nathan ... camera loader (as Louise Ben Nathan)
Steve Casey ... generator operator
Rob Collins ... electrician
Ian Glenister ... rigging gaffer
Conor Hammond ... focus puller
Steffan Hill ... still photographer
Gary Hutchinson ... standby rigger
Jill Jennings ... still photographer
Davey Mayes ... electrician (as Davie Mayes)
Stephen McBroom ... camera trainee
Paul Molloy ... electrician
Stephen Murphy ... steadicam operator
Steve Pugh ... key grip
Suzanne Sanders ... electrician
Hugo Wilkinson ... rigger
Ruth Woodside ... camera trainee: second unit
Rob Gilmour ... clapper loader dailies (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Clare Ewing ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Louise Allen ... assistant costume designer
Carla Barrow ... costume assistant
Diane Campbell ... wardrobe assistant
Anna McCaughtry ... costume standby
Heather Long ... daily costume assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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David Cooke ... assistant location manager
Catherine Geary ... location manager
Damien Glenholmes ... location scout

Music Department

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Hugo Nicolson ... score mixer

Transportation Department

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Johnny Crawford ... unit driver
Sharron McBride ... driver
Dermott McKee ... driver: minibus (as Dermot McKee)
Roy McManus ... driver: minibus
Karl Moor Lewy ... driver: action vehicle
Davey Wilson ... driver: cherry picker
Ryan Marshall ... unit driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Nigel Abbas ... legal advisor
Reno Antoniades ... production lawyer: Lee & Thompson
Ursula Arens ... dietician: Michael Fassbender
Natalie Bass ... production lawyer: Lee & Thompson
Jemma Beach ... production runner
Claire Bosworth ... head of production: Blast! Films
Diarmaid Breathnach ... director: Broadcasting Commission of Ireland's Sound & Vision Scheme
Antony Buonomo ... title designer
Michele Burn ... production runner
Bethan Cousins ... fund manager: Wales Creative IP Fund
Sean Roe Curran ... additional floor runner
Lisa Curry ... clearance
Martin Devis ... international distribution
Harry Dixon ... business affairs: Channel 4 and Film4
Helen Dudley ... business affairs: Channel 4 and Film4
Kirstie Edgar ... script supervisor
Mark Edwards ... production accountant
Alistair Ferguson ... health and safety advisor
Tracy Ferguson ... unit nurse
Brian Furey ... commissioning officer: roadcasting Commission of Ireland's Sound & Vision Scheme
Robert Gyle ... armourer
Faye Hamilton ... researcher: Blast! Films
Neil Haughton ... doctor: Michael Fassbender (as Dr. Neil Haughton)
Lauren Elizabeth Hood ... production assistant (as Lauren Hood)
Pay Hoy ... accounts assistant
Steve Joberns ... auditor: Shipleys
Tracey Josephs ... representative: Channel 4 and Film4 (as Tracey Joseph)
Huma Khan ... legal post production
Moyra Lock ... head of marketing: Northern Ireland Screen
Lisa Marsden ... insurance agent: Media Insurance Brokers
Linda Martin ... head of finance: Northern Ireland Screen
Sharron McBride ... runner
Millar McCall Wylie ... legal services: Northern Ireland Screen
Leona McCarron ... additional floor runner
Damian McParland ... legal services: Northern Ireland Screen
Christos Michaels ... legal services: Wales Creative IP Fund, Lee & Thompson
Richard Moore ... insurance agent: Media Insurance Brokers
Stephen Murphy ... legal services: Wales Creative IP Fund, Lee & Thompson
Prash Nak ... legal advisor
Rebecca O'Connor ... representative: Channel 4 and Film4
Stacey Quigley ... production trainee
Anne Quinn ... production coordinator: Northern Ireland Screen
Andrew Reid ... head of production: Northern Ireland Screen
Sarah Rushbrook ... production assistant: Blast! Films
Pete Scott ... floor runner (as Peter Scott)
Sue Bruce Smith ... commercial development: Channel 4 and Film4
Hilary Stewart ... representative: Channel 4 and Film4
Andrew Sturcke ... production lawyer: Lee & Thompson
Bethan Thomas ... investment executive: Wales Creative IP Fund
Ian Thomson ... publicist
Graham Wheeler ... accounts assistant
Richard Williams ... chief executive: Northern Ireland Screen
Nigel Wood ... production accountant
Susie Wright ... funding programmes coordinator: Northern Ireland Screen
Michael Gibson ... epk assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Tom Collins ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Icon

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Taglines A compelling and unforgettable portrayal of life within the maze prison at the time of 1981 IRA hunger strike. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nälkä (Finland)
  • Fome (Portugal)
  • Голод (Russia)
  • Açlik (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Glód (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget GBP1,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Hunger is known for its unbroken 17 minute 10 second continuous shot, in which Catholic priest Father Dominic Moran tries to talk Bobby Sands out of the Hunger Strike he and his fellow 75 IRA members plan to start. The camera remains in the same position throughout the scene. To prepare, Liam Cunningham moved into Michael Fassbender's apartment, and they rehearsed the scene 12-15 times per day. On the first day of filming, the actors got it perfect after 4 takes. See more »
Goofs Raymond Lohan's Ford Granada is a Mk2 Facelift, which was released in winter 1981 and would've appeared on Irish roads in 1982. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Michael Fassbender/Kate Winslet (2017). See more »
Soundtracks Industry See more »
Quotes Bobby Sands: I have my belief, and in all its simplicity that is the most powerful thing.
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