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HUNGER

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HUNGER

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 95m 46s

Release date 31/10/2008

BBFCInsight Contains strong violence, language and medical gore

Director(s) Steve McQueen

Cast includes Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Helena Bereen, Larry Cowan, Liam Cunningham, Dennis McCambridge, Liam McMahon, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Rory Mullen, Lalor Roddy

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/10/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

HUNGER is a dramatisation of the actual events in the Maze prison in Northern Ireland during 'the Troubles' of recent times.

Violence

There are violent confrontations as prisoners are beaten by officers, resulting in bloody injury. Prisoners smear their cell walls with human waste.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k').

Injury detail

A man starves himself to death and there is a realistic depiction of the physical consequences of this, such as the passing of blood and his body being covered in numerous sores and ulcers.

Details

Title
HUNGER
Year
2008
Distributor(s)
Pathe Distribution Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/07/2008
Main language
English
Submitted run time
95m 46s
Approved footage
8618+10
BBFC reference
AFF251028
Registration number
CFJ17477

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