Synopsis: Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike, led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of what happens when body and mind are pushed to the uttermost limit.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Steve McQueen
Production: IFC Films
  45 wins & 33 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

- Ballyroberts.

We play south of Ballymonie: Kilrea.

I remember a homily you did in March sometime.

Will you listen to it ?

I'm sure the men hold you in high esteem.

I can feel a dig coming on.

You're very quick.


No, you're respected, you know that.

I like those stories you tell about the countryside.

A child held for poaching, robbing apples, stampeding cattle...

Fine education for a priest.

A priest working in West Belfast ? It is, aye.

Stampeding comes in handy down in the Falls Road, eh ?

The RUC hate me.

(Royal Ulster Police, Protestant police.)

You miss it though ?

- What?

The countryside.

I sort of get home and see my wee brother every month or so...

but I miss the usual clean air... space, all that.

It feels closer to who you are.

That it is, no question.

Something like a fish out of water working in a big city like Belfast...

but it's a job, isn't it ?

You stop looking around at your surroundings quick enough when you figure

that your business is the business of the soul and all.

Business of the soul ?

Aye. You know what I mean.

I'm going down the same way too ?

Aye, and you can use that for your charge.

Go on.

Well, I suppose what I'm saying is...

you get on.

Kilrea can wait until I'm an old man.

Too many scavengers will be saved in Belfast anyway.

Busy work, aye.

Should God award you in heaven ?

Aye, and I'll be thankful.

Once there's wine involved.

So what does your wee brother do back home ?

He is parish priest.

He's a sneaky wee bastard.

You know the sort, Bobby.

Still goes poaching.

Poaching jobs.

And he's younger than me by 8 years all right.

Go on.

As a clergic, I work in a parish beside Kilrea. We hold the place...

working my ass off.

Escorting the elderly, mobile confession.

The glamorous stuff.

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