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A Taste of Hunger is a drama film that follows the story of two distant relatives who are brought together when one becomes terminally ill. It explores what happens when we’re faced with our own mortality and how we may be able to turn things around for those people in our lives who mean the most. A Taste of Hunger offers hope, humor, and inspiration as it tackles the universal themes of love, family bonds, and forgiveness. A Taste of Hunger is a touching, poignant film that will make you think about your own life and relationships. A must-see for anyone who has lost someone dear to them or who may be dealing with terminal illness themselves.
A Taste of Hunger is a great choice to watch with your family and friends. A Taste of Hunger was directed by Tony Kaye, who also did American History X (1998) and Lake Placid (1999). A film I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of A Taste of Hunger has finally been released! A friend sent me an email about this touching drama that sounded too good to be true. A group of young relatives come together for the final weeks or months before one is dying from leukaemia. However, it’s not all doom-and-gloom as they decide how to spend their time dealing with such a difficult period in life. The cast includes many well known actors including Rosie Perez, Famke Janssen, Jonathan Jackson.
Who are the characters in A Taste of Hunger?
A Taste of Hunger is a very unusual movie in that the main characters are all related to each other. The family consists of Greta, Hanna and her mother Astrid (played by Famke Janssen). Astrid’s brother Matthew played by Jonathan Jackson joins them at their farm house home after leaving his wife who he was having an affair with. Also around for some time is Astrid’s sister Laila played by Rosie Perez. Astrid is the matriarch of this family, she has been in a coma for some time and when A Taste Of Hunger begins we don’t know if Astrid will live or die.
A Taste of Hunger is not just about these characters but also their relationships with each other. A big part of A Taste Of Hunger deals with how Hanna’s mother Astrid was involved in an affair that lasted many years which ended up destroying her marriage to Matthew. Laila arrives at Astrid’s house while they are all coming to terms with what has happened. She offers support as well as anger towards Astrid who many feel should have confessed long ago before it got so out of hand.
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What is the story of A Taste of Hunger?
A Taste of Hunger is the story Astrid and her daughters Hanna and Laila. Astrid has been living a lie for many years now but it all comes to an end when she falls ill with cancer. Astrid’s husband Matthew tells his family that Astrid will not be able to make any more treatments as there are no funds available for them anymore as Astrids savings have gone towards other things over the past few years like paying off debts from failed business ventures, buying new cars etc…
Astrid’s family is devastated as Hanna and Laila have always been close to their mother. Astrid makes a deal with her daughters that she will tell them the truth about her past if they can keep it a secret from Matthew until she is gone . She reveals that she was once an actress but gave up her career when she met Matthew and fell pregnant with Hanna. Astrid also tells them that she was part of a theatre group who put on performances inspired by hunger strikes which is where the title of the film comes from.
What are some reviews of A Taste of Hunger?
A Taste of Hunger has been met with mixed reviews from critics. Some have praised the acting and direction, while others found the film to be heavy-handed and slow paced. However, most seem to agree that it is a powerful drama that will stay with you long after watching it. Astrid’s performance in particular has been highly praised. “A Taste of Hunger is an intense family drama inspired by true events… Astrid’s raw and emotionally charged performance anchors the film.” – Movie Pilot
“The title refers to a theatre group for which Astrid once performed, whose repertoire was drawn from hunger strikes and prison riots. That backstory gives this Finnish import its strongest asset.