Quick Movie Review – Hunger

Hunger

Bobby Sands: When you’re hung from a cross you’re gonna say anything. Jesus offers him a seat next to his daddy in a place called paradise you’re always gonna put your hand up and have a piece of that.

A deeply striking meditation on political struggle and commitment to a cause, but one which is probably too light on the context and too decompressed to have much resonance to those unversed in Irish-British history.  Beautifully shot, and quietly unsettling, but the pacing and sparseness of context can make it tough to see through to the end.

7/10

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