Hunger


1h 36m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, 1981. The infamous H-Blocks is where Irish republican prisoners are on the Blanket and No-Wash protest. It is a living hell for both prisoner and prison officer as the H-Block leader, Bobby Sands, pursues various tactics to help his fellow republicans re-establish th

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Lisa Marsden; Richard Moore
Distribution Company
IFC Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, 1981. The infamous H-Blocks is where Irish republican prisoners are on the Blanket and No-Wash protest. It is a living hell for both prisoner and prison officer as the H-Block leader, Bobby Sands, pursues various tactics to help his fellow republicans re-establish their political status. In order to create real change, Bobby leads a Hunger Strike to protest for special category status for republican prisoners.

Crew

Leo Abrahams

Original Music

Louise Allen

Assistant Costume Designer

Ursula Arens

Medic

Natasha Back

Loader

Carla Barrow

Costumes

Jemima Beach

Production

Brian Beaumont

Gaffer

Maya Beiser

Song Performer

Andy Bennett

Stunts

Sean Bobbitt

Director Of Photography

Antony Buonomo

Titles

Michelle Burns

Office Runner

Diane Campbell

Wardrobe Assistant

Iain Canning

Executive Producer

Peter Carlton

Executive Producer

David Carson

Props

Geoffrey Case

Colorist

Steve Casey

Generator Operator

Valentina Catena

Camera Assistant

Rob Collins

Electrician

David Cooke

Assistant Location Manager

Paul Cooke

Plasterer

Diarmuid Corr

Props

Edmund Coulthard

Executive Producer

Bethan Cousins

Finance Manager

Johnny Crawford

Driver

Kat Creagh

Medic

Dan Crowley

Sound

Sean Curran

Office Runner

Lisa Curry

Tutor

Richard Davey

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Davies

Sound Designer

Gary Davy

Casting Director

Michele De Benedetti

Film Lab

Cole Doherty

Construction Manager

Kirstie Edgar

Script Supervisor

Jamie Edgell

Stunts

Mark Edwards

Production Accountant

Phil Eldridge

Assistant Editor

Mark Fenn

Assistant Director

Alistair Ferguson

Advisor

Tracy Ferguson

Medic

Jacqueline Fowler

Makeup

Hugh Gault

Carpenter

Neville Gaynor

Scenic Artist

Catherine Geary

Location Manager

Damien Glenholmes

Location Scout

Ian Glenister

Rigging Gaffer

Michael Z Gordon

Song

Heather Greenlees

Assistant Art Director

Ruth Greer

Camera Trainee

Robin Gutch

Producer

Robert Gyle

Props

Faye Hamilton

Researcher

Conor Hammond

Camera Focus Puller

Matthew Hanson

Assistant Director

Myfanwy Harris

Camera Operator

Laura Hastings-smith

Producer

Dr Neil Haughton

Medic

Paul Herbert

Stunt Coordinator

Cheryl Hill

Makeup Artist

Ronan Hill

Sound Mixer

Stefan Hill

Photography

Tommy Hilland

Painter

Colin Holmes

Props

David Holmes

Original Music

Lauren Elizabeth Hood

Production Assistant

Alistair Hopkins

Post-Production Supervisor

Pay Hoy

Accounting Assistant

Gary Hutchinson

Rigging Electrician

Linda James

Executive Producer

Jill Jennings

Photography

Steve Joberns

Auditor

Tracey Josephs

Production

Judith Laverty

Makeup Artist

Andrew Litvin

Line Producer

Rebecca Luckley

Art Department

Daniel Lyons

Painter

Lisa Marsden

Production Insurance

Linda Martin

Finance Manager

Frank Matthews

Plasterer

Davie Mayes

Electrician

Sharron Mcbride

Office Runner

Stephen Mcbrooom

Camera Trainee

Anto Mccabe

Plasterer

Thomas Mccann

Plasterer

Leona Mccarron

Office Runner

Stuart Mcconnaughie

Carpenter

Dan Mccoy

Painter

Tom Mccullagh

Production Designer

Pat Mckane

Props

Dermot Mckee

Driver

Michael Mcknight

Sound

Roy Mcmannus

Driver

Kieron Mcnamara

Props

Steve McQueen

Screenplay

Arri Media

Camera Equipment

Paul Molloy

Electrician

Cathy Mooney

Production Supervisor

Maria Moore

Makeup Artist

Mervyn Moore

Sound Mixer

Richard Moore

Production Insurance

Karl Moore-lewy

Driver

Mark Mottram

Stunts

Stephen Murphy

Steadicam Operator

Louise Ben Nathan

Loader

Anushia Nieradzik

Costume Designer

Alan Nixon

Carpenter

Rebecca O'connor

Production

James O'dee

Stunts

Laurence O'keefe

Sound

Claire O'neil

Assistant Editor

Adam Philpott

Assistant Director

Julie Pucher

Camera

Steve Pugh

Key Grip

Stacey Quigley

Production

Anne Quinn

Production Coordinator

Alison Rainey

Makeup Artist

Brendan Rankin

Art Director

Tony Ray

Camera

James Reid

Construction Manager

Adam Ridge

Sound

Sarah Rushbrook

Production Assistant

Suzanne Sanders

Electrician

Peter Scott

Office Runner

Peter Shaw

Assistant Sound Editor

Chu-li Shewring

Sound Effects Editor

Patsy Smith

Plasterer

Sarah Speers

Props Buyer

Hilary Stewart

Production

Chris Treble

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joe Walker

Editor

Enda Walsh

Screenplay

Graham Wheeler

Accounting Assistant

Robin Wheeler

Makeup Artist

Steve Wheeler

Property Master

Hugo Wilkinson

Rigging Electrician

Davey Wilson

Driver

Sian Wilson

Makeup Artist

Nigel Wood

Production Accountant

Jan Younghusband

Executive Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Lisa Marsden; Richard Moore
Distribution Company
IFC Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two 2009 awards including Best First Feature and co-winner for Best Picture by the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA).

Nominated for the 2008 Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film by Film Independent (FIND).

Winner of Special Mention Award, 2008 San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Winner of the 2008 Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer for their First Feature Film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the 2008 New Generation Award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Winner of The Diesel Discovery Award at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.

Winner of two 2008 awards including for Best British Actor (Michael Fassbender) and Filmmaking Breakthrough by the London Critics' Circle.

Released in United States December 5, 2008

Released in United States Spring March 20, 2009

Released in United States on Video February 16, 2010

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States January 2009

Shown at New York Film Festival September 26-October 12, 2008.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 25-October 10, 2008.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls) September 18-27, 2008.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 16-29, 2008.

Shown at London Film Festival (Special Screening) October 15-30, 2008.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Flash Forward) October 2-10, 2008.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 6-19, 2009.

Feature directorial debut for Steve McQueen.

IFC Films acquired domestic distribution rights at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States December 5, 2008 (one week Oscar qualifying run; Los Angeles)

Released in United States Spring March 20, 2009

Released in United States on Video February 16, 2010

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 30-November 9, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 26-October 12, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29-September 1, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 25-October 10, 2008.)

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls) September 18-27, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 16-29, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Special Screening) October 15-30, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Flash Forward) October 2-10, 2008.)

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 6-19, 2009.)

Winner of the 2009 award for Best First Film by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).