Based on the best-selling books by Suzanne Collins, THE HUNGER GAMES is the first film in the franchise. 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games.
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games, a nationally televised event in which 'Tributes' must fight to the death.
A dystopic Capitol requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl who are forced to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. When Katniss Everdeen's little sister is chosen in the lottery, Katniss volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.
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