Hunger (2008) (Criterion Collection Region 1) - Mcqueen, Steve
Releasedatum: 16 februari 2010
With Hunger, British filmmaker and artist Steve McQueen has turned one of historyís most controversial acts of political defiance into a jarring, unforgettable cinematic experience. In Northern Irelandís Maze prison in 1981, twenty-seven-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British governmentís refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners. McQueen dramatizes prison existence and Sandsís final days in a way that is purely experiential, even abstract, a succession of images full of both beauty and horror. Featuring an intense performance by Michael Fassbender, Hunger is an unflinching, transcendent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure to be heard.
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