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There are 12 districts in the world of “The Hunger Games”, and each district have their own purpose for existence. Our heroine Katniss hails from the miserable District 12, where all the country’s mining takes place. Over the last few weeks, Lionsgate have been revealing the emblems for all the movie’s 12 districts on Facebook a few at a time, but if you’ve been saving up to see all 12 in the same place, well, here they are. (There is actually a 13th district, but perhaps they’re saving that for the sequel, which would be appropriate, I suppose…)
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. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Amandla Stenberg, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Jacqueline Emerson, Paula Malcomson, Dayo Okeniyi, Jack Quaid, Leven Rambin, Willow Shields and directed by Gary Ross.
The first edition of the Games begins March 23, 2012.
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