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Hunger, The

AKA's: Ansia, El / Begierde / Blodshunger / Fome De Viver / Miriam Si Sveglia A Mezzanotte / Predateurs, Les

Release date: 1983 UK
Running time: 93' (cover 93') - Source: VHS PAL
Rating: Germ.: 18; UK: 18; US: R
Main Crew: Director: Tony Scott (Man On Fire 2004; The Fan 1996; Crimson Tide 1995; True
               Romance 1993; Last Boy Scout 1991; Days Of Thunder 1990; Revenge 1990)
Producer: M.G.M. / Richard Shepherd Company
Score: Michael Rubini / Denny Jaeger
Writer: Ivan Davis / Michael Thomas / James Costigan / Whitley Strieber (novel)
Director of photography: Stephen Goldblatt


Summary: An immortal couple, Miriam and John Blaylock, are young, beautiful... and hungry. The legendary Catherine Deneuve plays Miriam, a cool and icy beauty whose mysterious secret is as old as the Pyramids. David Bowie is John, a man who has shared Miriam's bed, her passion for music and her secrets for endless centuries. Their coolly perfect idyll is shattered one day when, inexplicably, John begins to age at an astounding pace and the unthinkable - death - becomes a tragic reality. Susan Sarandon is the brilliant physician attempting to unravel the secrets of ageing, until she too is caught up in the web of blood and desire which is "The Hunger".

Our Ranking

short review:

Now this is a unique and visually stunning film from ex-commercial filmer Tony Scott (brother of Ridley "Alien"/"Gladiator" Scott) about the bestowed gift of eternal life - and about it's rapid ending. Great great cast, beautiful and alluring pictures, and when Goth band "Bauhaus" makes a nite-club performance of "Bela Lugosi Is Dead" right in the beginning sequence, you know that you grabbed the right film for tonight (or for every night)!!

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