The Hunger Games is a science-fiction action-drama film directed by Gary Ross and is based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Woody Harrelson.
In the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem randomly chooses one boy and girl, ages 12-18, from the 12 districts to risk their lives in the Hunger Games, a ruthless competition in which each contestant, or "tribute," attempts to kill the others until only one remains, thereby winning honor, gifts, and enough food and supplies to never worry for anything material again. In District 12, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in replacement of her sister, taking it upon herself to risk her life and fight against other tributes.
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