Hunger / Sult

Henning Carlsen (DK, 1966)

Sult (Henning Carlsen, DK/NO/SE, 1966)

Pontus, a young penniless poet, wanders about in 1890 in Oslo, freezing and in search of love and work while trying to preserve his self-respect and integrity. A newspaper editor offers to publish an article by him, but Pontus is too proud to receive an advance payment. When he cannot pay his rent, his landlord throws him out. Hunger exhausts him and blurs the boundary between fantasy and reality. »Hunger« is based on Knut Hamsun's novel.

CategoryDK/Feature

Basic information

Danish titleSult
Other titlesSvält, Danish classics - selection
DirectorHenning Carlsen
ScreenplayPeter Seeberg
Director of PhotographyHenning Kristiansen
Production designerErik Aaes, Walther Dannerfjord
Danish theatrical release19.08.1966
TV release1980-11-06
DR
Production countryDenmark/Norway/Sweden
Duration111 min.
Domestic distribution Athena Film
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Additional information

Technical info3055 meters / 35 mm / Widescreen / black/white / Sound
Danish ratingChildren under 16 not admitted
Find moreHenning Carlsen: Mit livs fortrængninger. Erindringer. Gyldendal 1998, s.180-205.
Svensk filmografi, bd. 6 (Svenska Filminstitutet 1977), s. 269-275.

Full credits

Direction
Henning CarlsenDirection
Espen ThorstensonAssistant director
Anja BreienContinuity
Script
Henning CarlsenScreenplay
Production
Henning CarlsenExecutive producer
Göran LindgrenExecutive producer
Bertil OhlssonProduction manager
Jack HaldUnit manager
Ed EpsteinProduction assistant
Cinematography
Henning KristiansenCinematography
Leif Jappe1st assistant camera
Editing
Music
Sound
Production design
Erik AaesProduction design
Walther DannerfjordProduction design
Grete HejerSet dresser
Wardrobe
Ada SkolmenWardrobe
Makeup
Lene RavnMakeup
Stills
Jesper HømStill photographer
Wardrobe
Appearance
Birgitte FederspielYlajalis søster
Sigrid Horne-RasmussenPensionatsværtinde
Knud RexPensionatsværtindens mand
Lars TvindePensionatsværtindens mand
Osvald HelmuthPantelåner
Henki KolstadRedaktør
Wilfred Breistrand"Jomfruen"
Wilhelm LundRedaktionssekretær
Ola B. JohannessenJournalist
Lars Nordrum"Hertugen"
Roy BjörnstadKonstantin
Leif EngerOberst Schinkel
Egil Hjorth-JenssenGammel mand i park
Per Theodor HaugenEkspedient
Pål SkjønbergPolitibetjent
Frimann Falck ClausenPolitibetjent
Else HeibergVærtinde
Veslemøy HaslundServitrice
Bjarne AndersenMand på bænk
Toralf SandøMand i port
Per GjersøeMand i port
Lise FjeldstadUng pige
Rolf SandKaptajn
Carl OttosenSømand
Kåre WichlundAppearance
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Bodil, Best Danish Feature Film:
Henning Carlsen
1967 Danske Filmkritikere bodil 1967
Bodil, Best Actor:
Per Oscarsson
1967 Danske Filmkritikere bodil 1967
Guldbagge, Best Actor:
Per Oscarsson
1967 Stockholm Cinemateket, Svenska Filminstitutet Guldbaggen 1967
Best Actor:
Per Oscarsson
1966 Cannes, Festival de 1966

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Cannes, Festival de 16-05-2007
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 21-03-2007
Telluride Film Festival 03-09-2004
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 05-04-2003
Munich Film Museum 14-03-2002
Berlinale 06-02-2002
New York Scandinavian House 03-10-2001
Odense Internationale Film Festival 13-08-2001
Singapore Danish Film Festival 08-01-2001
Ghent Danish Focus 10-10-2000
London Meltdown Festival 12-06-2000
Milano Kind of Blue Jazz Film Festival 17-04-1999
Paris Visions du Nord 08-04-1998
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 18-03-1998
Madrid Madridimagen 04-10-1997
Lillehammer Danish Film Days 15-02-1997
Les Boréales de Normandie 01-12-1995
La Rochelle Intern. Film Festival 30-06-1995
Paris Danish Cultural Week 29-03-1995
Rennes Int. Film Festival - Travelling 31-01-1995
Normandy Nordic Cultural Days 21-11-1994
Paris Hamsun Days 08-11-1994
Copenhagen International Film Festival 16-09-1994
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 09-03-1994
Berlin European Master School 19-10-1993
London Barbican Centre 12-11-1992
New York Museum of Modern Art 22-05-1992
USA Henning Carlsen Retrospective 14-05-1992
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 11-03-1992
London Henning Carlsen Retrospective 01-01-1992
Utrecht Dutch Film Days 18-09-1991
Madrid Hamsun Days 27-10-1990
Budapest Kunsthallen 21-05-1990
Hors Pistes Festival Paris Centre Pompidou 01-03-1990
Roissy Les Eternel du Cinéma 01-02-1990
Åland Walhalla Nordiske Filmdage 03-11-1989
Brussels Film and Litterature in Europe 28-09-1988
London Dreams of a Summer Night 09-09-1986
Lisbon Danish Film Week 25-01-1983
Verona Danish Film Week 25-01-1983
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 03-01-1983
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