Hunger

  • 1966
  • 1 HR 55 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

Oscarsson plays a writer at the end of the 19th century who is literally starving to death and forced to eat remnants from the garbage in order to stay alive. He is eventually kicked out of his apartment and takes to sleeping on park benches. But all through this ordeal the writer never loses his hope or pride, almost always certain that some money will...read more

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Oscarsson plays a writer at the end of the 19th century who is literally starving to death and forced to eat remnants from the garbage in order to stay alive. He is eventually kicked out of his apartment and takes to sleeping on park benches. But all through this ordeal the writer never

loses his hope or pride, almost always certain that some money will come his way from his craft. Even when given money by a woman who is attracted to his arty nature, he tosses the gift away out of pride. When Oscarsson finally realizes that his situation has gotten unbearable, he takes a job

aboard a ship. Oscarsson won the Best Acting Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his moving performance of a desperate man who never gives up. Though much of this film is depressing, it always carries a slight ray of hope, lifting it out of a dismal abyss.

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