Saturday, 29 May 2010


Hunger-strike movie set in 1981. No way as good as Hunger but it's still a fine film. The prisoners decide to call off their protest but after being refused proper clothes they go on full hunger strike. The guards are all out of shape and stupid (as expected!) while the prisoners are mostly intelligent and good looking. There's a lot of Irish dialogue subtitled in English and the ending is powerful. Even the music on the soundtrack is not too obvious for a change in an Irish movie. Well worth a look though there's little tension or disagreement between the prisoners which makes for a few dull spots.


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