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Saturday 26 July 2014

Bobby Sands movie sets new world record

Two Irish actors have told how they made history in a record breaking scene in a new film about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, which premieres in Belfast tonight.

The scene involving Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham in the movie Hunger is the longest single shot on film.

Michael Fassbender (31) and Liam Cunningham (47) star in the marathon 17-and-a-half-minute shot in Hunger.

The scene is set in the Maze prison meeting room, in 1981, just hours before the 66-day fast that would ultimately kill Sands, played by Fassbender.

It features dialogue and ideological debate between the movie's central protagonist, the IRA hunger striker and Belfast priest, Father Moran (Liam Cunningham), with both actors sitting |opposite each other, separated by a prison table.

According to the Guinness Book of Records the previous record holder for a single shot on film (rather than video), was an eight-minute scene in The Player.



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