The Hunger

Film, Fantasy

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.

Details

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