Ender's Game

Synopsis: The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Fifty years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise what he does as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family.
Director(s): Gavin Hood
Production: Summit Entertainment
  1 win & 6 nominations.
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114 min

We must conquer or die.

Turn it off, please, John.

Why? You'd rather not know

what's going on in the world?

We must never again bear witness

to the slaughter of tens of

millions of innocent people,

as we did during the

Formic invasion.

I'd rather you talk to your son.

Our survival demands

total commitment

to the destruction of the enemy.

If you want, I'll go away,

so you don't have

to be embarrassed.

Ender, no one is embarrassed.

I'm a third. I should

never have been born.

No. We wanted you, Ender.

We just needed permission.

John, please say something.

It's a tough program, Ender.

When they brought

me to this country,

there was less competition.

And still, I didn't make it.

You have nothing to be ashamed of.


Sensor alert.

Front door. Please state your name.

Colonel Hyrum Graff,

Director of Training,

International Fleet.

This is my colleague,

Major Anderson.

May we?

Why'd you keep kicking him?

You'd already won the fight.

- Did you enjoy it?

- No.

Then why? Speak up, son.

Knocking him down was

the first fight.

I wanted to win all

the next ones too.

So they'd leave me alone.

Ender, you should have asked

a grownup for help.


He can fight his own battles.

Colonel, he was

obviously being bullied

- and he defended himself.

- Son...

I'd like to offer you a

place in our program.

But you took away my monitor.

The final step in our evaluation

is always to see what happens

when the monitor's removed.

And he passed?

He put a child in the hospital.

It's not what he did.

It's why he did it. It was tactical.

A strategy to stop future attacks.

Ender, you don't have to do this.

Ender and I should have

a private conversation.

- Absolutely not!

- With all respect, sir,

you really can't stop me.

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Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood (born 12 May 1963) is a South African filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and actor, best known for writing and directing Tsotsi (2005), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He also directed the films X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ender's Game and Eye in the Sky. more…

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