A Taste of Hunger

Christoffer Boe, Denmark, 2021

104 min.DK/FeatureDrama

Welcome to Malus, the bright new star on the culinary sky in Denmark. Here, the couple Maggie and Carsten rule. She is an anthropologist with specialty in meals and has created the extraordinary setting of the restaurant. He is a celebrity chef who works his magic in the kitchen. Together, they form the latest invincible duo on the Danish gourmet scene. They love each other, have two wonderful children and own one of the most hyped food temples in Copenhagen. They want it all and they have it all. Almost. The prestigious Michelin star is yet to be secured and the couple is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve their dream. In their tireless chase after the ultimate recognition, they forget that the best meals in life are shared together.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Smagen af sult
Danish title Smagen af sult
Other titles A Taste of Hunger
Director Christoffer Boe
Screenplay Tobias Lindholm, Christoffer Boe
Producer Louise Vesth
Director of Photography Manuel Alberto Claro
Editor My Thordal
Sound Morten Green
Production designer Nikolaj Danielsen
Casting Rie Hedegaard
Appearances Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Charlie Gustafsson, Nicolas Bro
Production country Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Productions2 ApS
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Danish theatrical release 25.02.2021
Comment Christoffer Boe enjoyed popular success with 'The Purity of Vengeance' (2018), the fourth installment in Zentropa's Department Q crime franchise. Boe made his debut with 'Reconstruction' (2003), which earned him the Camera d'Or at Cannes.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Production companies Zentropa Productions2 ApS
Co-producer Zentropa Sweden, Film i Väst
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Creative Europe
In collaboration with TV2 Danmark, SVT
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S


Direction Christoffer Boe
1st assistant director Peter Hingebjerg
Casting Rie Hedegaard
Casting: children Jette Termann
Continuity Karina Skovgaard
Extras coordinator Anne Serup
Assistant extras coordinator Kinneret Sarusie


Screenplay Tobias Lindholm
Screenplay Christoffer Boe


Producer Louise Vesth
Co-producer Lizette Jonjic
Line producer Maj-Britt Paulmann
Associate producer Ida Harder
Production manager Søren Frimodt-Møller
Production coordinator Liva Prescott
Production assistant Nicolai Arnholm
Production assistant Nikolaj Rasmussen
Location manager Mikkel Schiller
Location assistant Sofie Staal
Post-production supervisor Line Plougbæk


Cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro
First assistant camera Nicholas Bluff
First assistant camera Arvid Jernqvist
Camera assistant August Palm
Camera assistant Frederik Hemmingsen
DIT Lukas Westtoft
Gaffer Martin Lerche
Key grip Martin Hartland
Key grip Gabriel Stefan
Key grip Thorkil Godvin Hansen
Low loader Philip Cooke


Still photographer Henrik Ohsten


Editor My Thordal


Music clearing Mikkel Maltha

Production design

Production designer Nikolaj Danielsen
Art director Charlotte Snede Sørensen
Property master Magnus Kasting
Set dresser Jeppe Green
Set dresser Julie Hennecke


Costume designer Anette Hvidt
Costume on set Charlotte Moe


Chief makeup artist Christina Dahlin
Makeup designer Henrik Steen


Sound designer Morten Green
Sound recordist Morten Green
Boom operator Eric Guslén

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Jeppe Bingestam


Stunt coordinator Martin Zetterlund
Stunt coordinator Michael Brolin
Stunt double Martin Ahlberg
Safety manager Anders Nylander


Maggi Katrine Greis-Rosenthal
Carsten Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Frederik Charlie Gustafsson
Torben Nicolas Bro
Chloe Flora Augusta
August August Christian Krøyer-Kruse-Vinkel
Pia Maj-Britt Mathiesen
Stellan Dag Malmberg
Frank Rasmus Hammerich
Alexandra Sarah-Sofie Boussnina
Malou Louise Skov
Klasselærer Sofie Torp

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