Boe's style is very prominent. As the story progresses, the colours and the places change. The memories, presented in the chapters, appear closer to nature, they're brighter and calmer, although they show the ugliest parts of the characters' lives. The present scenes are darker, the lights are dimmed — they depict the turning point of Karsten and Maggie's relationship.
The plot in itself is very spine-thrilling, gripping. There's a gut feeling, a constant wait for a sudden twist — the viewer expects one but may get a completely different scene in return. The movie is a wild white-knuckle ride, it pushes the boundaries of familiar concepts: love, family, friendships. Watching A Taste of Hunger is dangerous, suddenly a few quotes or homages might reveal the flagrancy of beliefs.