• Film

The Hunger


Time Out says

Deneuve is the ageless, possibly final survivor of an ancient immortal race dependent on humans for both sustenance and companionship. Her superior blood allows her lovers a triple lifetime until they ultimately succumb to instant decline. Not all of this is apparent in the film, where style rules at the expense of coherence. But that style is often glorious, from a bloody sun sinking over a gothic hi-tech Manhattan skyline to living quarters that are sumptuous. Neat touches of grim humour also: Deneuve and Bowie manhunt in a disco as Bauhaus sing 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'; and Bowie rots away in a hospital waiting room where the 20 minutes wait becomes a subjective century of ageing. Visual sensualities will have a feast, but you'll have to read Whitley Strieber's novel if you don't want to emerge with a badly scratched head.

Release Details

  • Duration:99 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Tony Scott
  • Screenwriter:Ivan Davis, Michael Thomas, James Costigan
  • Cast:
    • Susan Sarandon
    • Catherine Deneuve
    • David Bowie
    • Dan Hedaya
    • Beth Ehlers
    • Willem Dafoe
    • Cliff De Young
    • Bessie Love
    • Suzanne Bertish
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