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‘There is a hunger that can never be fulfilled’
Hunger is a 2023 Thai psychological thriller about a young woman running her family’s noodle restaurant who receives an invitation to join the fine-dining industry under the tutelage of an infamous chef.
Directed by Sitisiri Mongkolsiri [สิทธิศิริ มงคลศิริ] (Krasue: Inhuman Kiss), nicknamed Dom, from a screenplay written by Kongdej Jaturanrasamee. Produced by Kongdej Jaturanrasamee and Soros Sukhum.
The Song Sound production stars Nopachai Chaiyanam, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Gunn Svasti Na Ayudhya, Bhumibhat Thavornsiri and Kenneth Won.
“Visually, it is stunning. Director Sitisiri Mongkolsiri and writer/producer Kongdej Jaturanrasamee have crafted an apt culinary thriller bolstered by the performances of the talented cast. Just hunker down with some popcorn to satisfy the food cravings that will erupt during your viewing, and prepare for the visual feast.” 9 out of 10, But Why Tho?
“The film is beautifully directed and shot. It might be a bit too long and slow for some, but I am confident that most people will get caught up in the story and follow Aoy to the end of her journey. Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying continues to impress with each of her performances, and it becomes clear that she will get even better as the years pass. Hunger is the best Netflix movie of the year so far.” 9 out of 10, Fiction Horizon
” …as Chef Paul increasingly reveals, sometimes it is less about the food and more about the name. The experience and status of it all matter more than the sustenance. It’s all quite interesting, and as Aoy comes to realize this, you see a shift in her and how she approaches not only food but the concept of what it means to be a chef.” Wherever I Look
Cast and characters:
Nopachai Chaiyanam … Chef Paul
Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying … Aoy
Gunn Svasti Na Ayudhya … Tone
Bhumibhat Thavornsiri … Au
Kenneth Won … Party Guest
2 hours 26 minutes
Audio: Dolby Surround 7.1
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