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HUNGER

by Steve Mcqueen

synopsis

Raymond Lohan wearily follows his normal routine: an ordinary man doing the job of a prison officer in the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, 1981. Working within one of the infamous H-Blocks, where republican prisoners are on the Blanket and No-Wash protest, is a living hell for both prisoner and prison officer.

international title: Hunger
original title: Hunger
country: United Kingdom
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Steve Mcqueen
film run: 96'
release date: GR 02/10/2008, NL 09/10/2008, UK 31/10/2008, BE 12/11/2008, FR 26/11/2008, PT 04/12/2008, HR 07/01/2009, NO 27/03/2009, SE 03/04/2009, DK 20/05/2009, DE 13/08/2009, IT 27/04/2012
screenplay: Enda Walsh, Steve Mcqueen
cast: Liam Cunningham, Michael Fassbender
cinematography by: Sean Bobbitt
film editing: Joe Walker
art director: Tom McCullagh
costumes designer: Anushia Nieradzik
producer: Robin Gutch, Laura Hastings-Smith
production: Blast! Films, Blast! Films
backing: Channel 4/Film4, Northern Ireland Screen, Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, Welsh Creative IP Fund
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Seven Films, Paradiso Filmed Entertainment Belgique, MK2 Distribution, Zon Lusomundo, Atlantic Film AB, Fugu, BIM Distribuzione

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main awards/selection

Cannes 2008 Un Certain Regard
Caméra d´Or
European Film Awards 2008 European Discovery
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