The Hunger Games

[12a]

United States 2012, 142 mins
Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lawrence

THE HUNGER GAMES is a dystopian human drama based on Suzanne Collins' 2008 novel of the same name.

Set in the future, when the rising oceans have claimed much of North America, the film centres on the annual Hunger Games, a winner-takes-all battle royale that inspires both hope and fear in the nation of Panem.

When her younger sister's name is drawn from the hat, Katniss (Lawrence, WINTER'S BONE) volunteers to take her place, and is promptly trained up by her district's only living victor, the battle-scarred Haymitch Abernathy (Harrelson, RAMPART). But will she be ready in time for the ultimate fight for survival?