Sult (Hunger) (1966) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sult (Hunger) (1966)





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Set in the late 1800s, Hunger is about a struggling, starving Norwegian writer (Per Oscarsson) who rejects charity, even though he lives penniless in the streets, because he believes in the strength of his talent. Oscarsson won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his remarkable performance. The film is based on Knut Hamsun's novel, Sult. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi


Osvald Helmuth
as Pawnbroker
Birgitte Federspiel
as Ylajali's Sister
Egil Hjort Jensen
as Man in the Park
Per Theodor Haugen
as Shop Assistant
Lars Nordrum
as `The Count'
Knud Rex
as Landlord
Else Heiberg
as Landlady
Leif Enger
as (uncredited)
Per Gjersoe
as (uncredited)
Toralf Sandø
as (uncredited)
Carsten Byhring
as (uncredited)
Kare Wicklund
as (uncredited)
Rolf Sand
as (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Sult (Hunger)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

It is a movie to see when you are in the mood for reading a short story that is almost entirely descriptive, hardly narrative, when you are in the mood for reading prose firmly grounded in a time and state of mind.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

Best of all is the carefully layered lead performance by Per Oscarsson.

November 12, 2006 | Full Review…

Henning Carlsen's version of Knut Hamsun's novel plays out accordingly as harrowing tragedy of disintegration and grim comedy of intransigence.

August 22, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The haunting characterization by Oscarsson is what gives this tale of misery its muscle and rawness.

August 14, 2006 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sult (Hunger)

Brilliant depiction of wandering & hunger, Oscarsson is stunning

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