Celluloid shock treatment
Michael Fassbender and Stuart Graham
Directed by Steve McQueen

"Hunger" recounts the real events of the blanket strikes in Belfast. In 1981 during the conflict in Ireland a deadly battle was being waged inside the walls of Belfast’s infamous Maze prison. Republican inmates refused to bathe and wear uniforms in protest of Britain's rejection of their plea to be recognized as political prisoners. When their strike fails, Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) went on ... more >