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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Michael Fassbender
Liam Cunningham
Stuart Graham
Brian Milligan
Liam McMahon
Directors
Screenwriters
Enda Walsh
Steve McQueen
Running Time
96 minutes

Hunger
Bleak docudrama of Bobby Sands’ IRA hunger strike


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Hunger

Plot
1981, HM Maze. IRA inmates refuse to wear prison stripes, starting a protest to attain political prisoner status. When it fails, one, Bobby Sands (Fassbender), begins a hunger strike. But is it suicide or martyrdom?


Verdict
Anchored by Fassbender’s turn, Hunger is as much about the personal as the political. The real breakthrough, though, is McQueen, who turns in a film that dazzles and challenges in equal measure.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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