Hunger - Sehnsucht nach Liebe  (1999) from Tuna

Hunger - Sehnsucht nach Liebe (1997), or Hunger, Longing for Love, is a German film about a bulimic woman (Catherine Flemming) and a romance that nearly allowed her to overcome her disorder. She was a successful advertising executive, and most people couldn't guess that she had a problem.


The good news is all three Bs in a shower scene shot from above, and brief breasts in a sex scene from Flemming.
not available in region 1
Other than very explicit scenes of the splurge and purge activities, this was on about the level of a movie of the week. We didn't learn nearly enough about her, or the other major characters, and the entire cast seemed like they only showed up for the paycheck.

The Critics Vote

  • all the review online (available at IMDb) are in German

The People Vote ...

IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-. I admit that I am not wild about disease of the week films, but even defining the genre that narrowly, this was a weak effort.

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