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Hunger - Addicted to Love (Hunger - Sehnsucht nach Liebe)

Hunger - Addicted to Love

Laura loves Simon and Simon loves Laura. But Laura does not love herself enough to let Simon closer to her. The reason being something nobody is allowed to know: she tries to suffocate any kind of feelings by giving in to eating attacks. When Simon finds out, their relationship threatens to break apart. But Laura's hunger for life and love is greater than her fear.


Dana Vávrová was born in Prague in 1967 and was already a child star when she was cast in the lead of the German TV series Ein Stueck Himmel. Since then, she has won many prizes for her roles in his films like Autumn Milk (Herbstmilch, 1988), Rama Dama (1990), Stalingrad (1992), Brother of Sleep (Schlafes Bruder, 1994) and The Harmonists (1997). She has also made regular appeareances in TV films by directors like Marian Vajda and Peter Lehner. In 1995, she co-directed Wia die Zeit vergeht, a documentary on the Alpine rocker Hubert von Goisern, and made her directorial debut proper with Hunger - Addicted To Love (Hunger - Sehnsucht nach Liebe, 1997), followed by Bear on the Run (Der Baer ist los, 2000), and The Last Train (Der letzte Zug, 2006, in co-direction with Joseph Vilsmaier).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Dana Vávrová
Screenplay Dana Vávrová, Ulli Buchner
Cinematography Peter von Haller
Norbert Herzner
Winfried Grabe
Cast Kai Wiesinger, Catherine Flemming, Christiane Hoerbiger
Producer Joseph Vilsmaier
Production Company Perathon Film/Munich, in co-production with Bavaria Film, TaurusProduktion/Munich
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Sound Technology Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

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