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      Hunger

      1966 1h 40m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 94% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Toward the end of the 19th century, destitute, selfless and lonely, Swedish writer Pontus (Per Oscarsson) is trying to piece together a living in a working-class neighborhood. His interactions with the local newspaper lead to frustration when an editor tinkers with an article he's written. What little money he can scrounge he donates to the city's homeless. Frustrated and hungry, Pontus tries to find various jobs that will, at the very least, buy him a meal and alleviate his isolation. Read More Read Less

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      Penelope Gilliatt New Yorker Per Oscarsson’s performance is phenomenal. It rules out any trace of despondency. Jan 23, 2024 Full Review Fernando F. Croce Slant Magazine Henning Carlsen's version of Knut Hamsun's novel plays out accordingly as harrowing tragedy of disintegration and grim comedy of intransigence. Rated: 3/4 Aug 22, 2006 Full Review Bosley Crowther New York Times It is a movie to see when you are in the mood for reading a short story that is almost entirely descriptive, hardly narrative, when you are in the mood for reading prose firmly grounded in a time and state of mind. May 9, 2005 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Best of all is the carefully layered lead performance by Per Oscarsson. Nov 12, 2006 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The haunting characterization by Oscarsson is what gives this tale of misery its muscle and rawness. Rated: A Aug 14, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Another example of nordic people having cinema making in their blood. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Masterfully done like Hamsun's masterpiece, and no one can disregard Per Oscarsson's brilliant performance. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliant depiction of wandering & hunger, Oscarsson is stunning Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Henning Carlsen's adaption of Sult, by the Nobel winning Norwegian author Knut Hamsun is the only adaption to now. I haven't read the book so I can not entirely judge after what I've seen of the movie. Sult is the story about a Norwegian writer (without no given name) a former farmer who's been driven towards the capital, Christiania thanks to the industrial revolution. He trying desperately to find a job as a writer. He's has no money left. that means he's unable to buy food or pay his rents. But he also very arrogant and want to do everything on his own. He don't want to take money or food from anyone. My opinion about Sult is that it's a good stylistic black and white film with the same setting and mood as in dark industrial city, which Hamsun himself despicable as a disaster. But this movie feels to slow, or it's just me who haven't read the book, but still I give this film a thumbs up. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Mostly just boring and slightly painful to watch. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Good, but lacks the synesthetic fiber of the book. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Toward the end of the 19th century, destitute, selfless and lonely, Swedish writer Pontus (Per Oscarsson) is trying to piece together a living in a working-class neighborhood. His interactions with the local newspaper lead to frustration when an editor tinkers with an article he's written. What little money he can scrounge he donates to the city's homeless. Frustrated and hungry, Pontus tries to find various jobs that will, at the very least, buy him a meal and alleviate his isolation.
      Director
      Henning Carlsen
      Producer
      Henning Carlsen, Göran Lindgren
      Screenwriter
      Peter Seeberg
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Norwegian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 23, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 40m