Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: Steve McQueen; Enda Walsh
Keywords: Drama, IRA, Biography
Biopic details Bobby Sands' 1981 hunger strike in Northern Ireland's Maze Prison.
Belfast's Maze Prison stands as an infamous holding cell for Irish republicans opposed to British occupation of their homeland during the Troubles; Bobby Sands is one such inmate, compelled to launch a hunger strike when a different protest by fellow prisoners fails to sway opinion in favor of their cause. Hunger is the gritty true-life tale of Sands' hunger strike brought to the big screen, providing a harrowing account of his effort to draw attention to the plight of his Catholic and republican countrymen with a fine eye for detail.
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