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In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts.

Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.

When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.

 

Movie information

Release Date (USA): 2012-03-23
Rating (USA): PG-13
Release Date (UK): 2012-03-23
Rating (UK) : 12A
Director: Gary Ross
Producer: Nina Jacobson; Jon Kilik
Studio: Lionsgate Films
Writer/s: Suzanne Collins (novel); Billy Ray (screenplay)

Cast

Jennifer Lawrence
Josh Hutcherson
Liam Hemsworth
Amandla Stenberg
Dayo Okeniyi
Elizabeth Banks
Paula Malcomson
Leven Rambin
Jack Quaid
Willow Shields
Wes Bentley
Stanley Tucci
Woody Harrelson
Lenny Kravitz
Donald Sutherland

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