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.

MUBI's take

Before 12 Years a Slave won the Best Picture Oscar® and Small Axe stole everyone’s hearts, Steve McQueen turned out this intense, brutal, and shattering tale of defiance. Carried by a breakout performance from Michael Fassbender, Hunger was awarded the Camera d’Or at Cannes. A blistering debut.

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