| 11 min

The NFB's 29th Oscar®-nominated film.

In this animated short, director Peter Foldès depicts one man’s descent into greed and gluttony. Rapidly dissolving and ever-evolving images create a contrast between abundance and want. One of the first films to use computer animation, this satire serves as a cautionary tale against self-indulgence in a world still plagued by hunger and poverty.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

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  • director
    Peter Foldès
  • drawings
    Peter Foldès
  • computer animation
    Nestor Burtnyk
    Marceli Wein
  • music
    Pierre F. Brault
  • optical camera
    Richard Michaud
    Alan Ward
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • editing
    Pierre Lemelin
  • producer
    René Jodoin

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  • None

    I tend to remember this video every 5 years or so and come back to watch it. Never disappoints. Here we go again. See you in 5 years :-)

    None, 30 Jul 2021
  • mcblais1959

    wow what a disturbing....brillant .....masterpiece....

    mcblais1959, 6 Feb 2019
  • maniacmrsn

    pretty giggity

    maniacmrsn, 13 Jan 2014
  • DbaiG

    What a genius has worked behind this creation! We all know that hunger is one of the hottest issues of the world. At one hand we have kids with empty bellies and barren eyes looking at us with the hope of getting food and on the other hand there is this self-centered indulgence. Very dexterously it has been satirized in the film. Great job guys! DbaiG

    DbaiG, 8 Oct 2013
  • enigmaticeasteregg

    A creative portrayal of how human desire isn't necessarily limited by anything that has to do with reality.

    enigmaticeasteregg, 26 Mar 2012
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    Darkhillpic28, 29 Mar 2010

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Hunger, Peter Foldès, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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