A new Thai thriller which is being compared to The Menu is heading to Netflix this April. Hunger is set to debut next month and is being touted as the next big socio-political thriller to grab the headlines.
The film comes with the following official synopsis: “A woman running her family’s noodle restaurant receives an invitation to join the fine-dining industry under the tutelage of an infamous chef.” As you can imagine, things quickly go awry when nasty Chef Paul hits the screen.
Set in Bangkok, the film is not only a thriller with a lot to say about society, but it also offers a look at the culinary world of the Thai capital. It highlights both the street food scene and the contrasting high-rise restaurant world.
The thriller was directed by Dom Sitisiri Mongkolsiri and written by screenwriter Lek Kongdej Jaturanrasamee. Mongkolsiri is known for his work on films such as Krasue: Inhuman Kiss and Last Summer. In the past, Jaturanrasameehas has also written P-047 and Where We Belong as well as episodes of Girl from Nowhere.
The film follows the growing cinematic trend of allegorically analysing the growing global socio-political divides. With films like The Menu, Triangle of Sadness and EO, increasing class disparities have been out under the microscope in intriguing new ways and Huger looks to follow suit.
Hunger will be released on Netflix on Monday 10th, April. You can check out the trailer below.