A TASTE OF HUNGER (2021) Review of Danish culinary drama

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A Taste of Hunger is a 2021 Danish drama about a couple who sacrifice everything to achieve the highest possible accolade in the culinary world: a Michelin star.

Directed by Christoffer Boe from a screenplay co-written with Tobias Lindholm.

The movie stars Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Flora Augusta, Charlie Gustafsson, August Vinkel, Nicolas Bro and Maj-Britt Mathiesen.


A power couple within the Danish gourmet scene runs the popular restaurant Malus in Copenhagen. The couple is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve their dream: getting a coveted Michelin star.

Release date:

In the USA, Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing will present A Taste of Hunger theatrically and On-Demand on January 28th 2022.

Cast and characters:

Katrine Greis-Rosenthal … Maggi
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau … Carsten
Flora Augusta … Chloe
Charlie Gustafsson … Frederik
August Vinkel … August
Nicolas Bro … Torben
Maj-Britt Mathiesen … Pia
Dag Malmberg … Stellan
Rasmus Hammerich … Frank
Luca Reichardt Ben Coker … 11 årig dreng
Sofie Torp … Klasselærer
Michael Brostrup … Læge
Bennet Thorpe … Englænder
Helene Egelund … Kvindelig psykolog
Magnus Bruun … Anders
Caspar Phillipson … Overtjener
Bo Lindegaard … Kok v. bar
Luise Skov … Malou
David Bateson … Michelin Annoncer
Camilla Lau … Sherita

Original title:

Smagen af sult “A Taste of Hunger”

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