McQueen, Steve,, Hastings-Smith, Laura., Gutch, Robin., Walsh, Enda., Fassbender, Michael,, Cunningham, Liam., Holmes, David,Abrahams, Leo. (Eds.) (2009) Hunger[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection,MLA Citation
Hunger [videorecording] /
IFC Films, Film 4 and Channel 4 in association with Northern Ireland Screen, The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland and The Wales Creative IP Fund present a Blast! Films production ; produced by Laura Hastings-Smith, Robin Gutch ; written by Enda Walsh and Steve McQueen ; directed by Steve McQueen.
|Names:||McQueen, Steve, | Hastings-Smith, Laura. | Gutch, Robin. | Walsh, Enda. | Fassbender, Michael, | Cunningham, Liam. | Holmes, David, | Abrahams, Leo.|
|Published:||[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009.|
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 504.
|Topics:||Irish Hunger Strike, Northern Ireland, 1981 - Drama. | Prisoners - Death - Drama. | Maze Prison (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) - Drama. | Irish Republican Army - Drama. | Sands, Bobby, d. 1981 - Drama.|
|Regions:||Great Britain - History - Elizabeth II, 1952- - Drama. | Great Britain - Politics and government - 1979-1997 - Drama.|
|Genres:||Biographical films. | Historical films. | Fiction films. | Feature films. | Feature films - Great Britain. | Feature films - Ireland. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.|
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|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 booklet.
|System Details:||DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, NTSC.
|Language Note:||English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
|Summary:||In Northern Ireland's Maze prison in 1981, 27-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government's refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners. A transcedent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure in order to be heard.
|Performer:||Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham.
|Notes:||Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Video interviews with McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender; short documentary on the making of Hunger, including interviews with McQueen, Fassbender, actors Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham and Brian Milligan, writer Enda Walsh, and producer Robin Gutch ; "The Provos' last card?:" a 1981 episodes of the BBC program Panorama, about the Maze prison hunger strikes and the political and civilian reactions across Northern Ireland; trailer. A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Chris Darke.
McQueen, Steve, 1969-
Fassbender, Michael, 1977-
Holmes, David, 1969-
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Northern Ireland Screen (Firm)
Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.
Wales Creative IP Fund (Firm)