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Hunger (2008)

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Hunger is a historical drama film directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, and Liam McMahon, about the 1981 Irish hunger strike. It was written by Enda Walsh and McQueen.

It premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, winning the prestigious Caméra d’Or award for first-time filmmakers. It went on to win the Sydney Film Prize at the Sydney Film Festival, the Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics, best picture from the Evening Standard British Film Awards, and received two BAFTA nominations, winning one. The film was also nominated for eight awards at the 2009 IFTAs, winning six at the event.

Prison officer Raymond Lohan prepares to leave for work; he cleans his wounded knuckles, checks his car for bombs, puts his uniform on, and ignores his comrades.

Davey Gillen, a new IRA prisoner, arrives; he is categorised as a “non-conforming prisoner” for his refusal to wear the prison uniform. He is sent to his cell naked with only a blanket. His cellmate, Gerry Campbell, has smeared the walls with faeces from floor to ceiling as part of the no wash protest. Gerry’s girlfriend sneaks a radio in by wrapping it and storing it in her vagina.

Prison officers forcibly and violently remove the prisoners from their cells and beat them before pinning them down to cut their long hair and beards, grown as part of the no-wash protest. The prisoners resist, with prisoner Bobby Sands spitting into Lohan’s face.

Director: Steve McQueen

Writers: Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen

Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon, Karen Hassan, Michael Fassbender, Frank McCusker


Stuart GrahamRaymond Lohan
Laine MegawRaymond’s Wife
Brian MilliganDavey Gillen
Liam McMahonGerry Campbell
Karen HassanGerry’s Girlfriend
Michael FassbenderBobby Sands
Frank McCuskerThe Governor
Lalor RoddyWilliam
Helen MaddenMrs. Sands
Des McAleerMr. Sands
Geoff GattBearded Man
Rory MullenPriest
Ben PeelRiot Prison Offficer Stephen Graves
Helena BereenRaymond’s Mother
Paddy JenkinsHitman
Liam CunninghamFather Dominic Moran
Billy ClarkeChief Medical Officer
Ciaran FlynnTwelve Year Old Bobby
B.J. HoggLoyalist Orderly
Neal HughesPrison Officer
Larry CowanPrison Guard
Tom DartGuard
Denis HalliganNaked Prisoner
Thomas James ScottRiot Officer
Margaret ThatcherSelf – Prime Minister of the UK

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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