Hunger (2008)

In 1981, British Northern Ireland prisons took in Irish Republican Army soldiers (some would call them terrorists). To draw attention to their cause, several of these prisoners decided to end their lives through a hunger strike. This film chronicles the final weeks of Bobby Sands in an unprecedented realism from the beatings delivered by the guards (of whom we get an intimate portrait as well) to the shut down of Sands' body functions. Hunger is terribly affecting and the film presents the Irish struggle in a balanced way.

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