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5,728 Ratings


Directed by Steve McQueen
United Kingdom, Ireland, 2008


The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It details events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death. An exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit.

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Hunger Directed by Steve McQueen

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2008 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize (Un Certain Regard)

Venice Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Gucci Prize

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Toronto International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Discovery Award

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