The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Synopsis: With the Games destroyed, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay", the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem.
Director(s): Francis Lawrence
Production: Lionsgate Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 31 nominations.
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123 min


Start simple.

Start with what you know is true.

My name is Katniss Everdeen.

My home is District 12.

I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped.

Peeta... Peeta was left behind.

Miss Everdeen?

You can't be in here.

I had a nightmare.

Just five more minutes.

You need to sleep.

We can help you sleep.

Just five more minutes.


No, please, don't.

It's just five more...

Don't touch me! Don't!

No! No! Get off of me!


I wanted to go back

for Peeta and Johanna,

but I...

I couldn't move.

They have Annie, too. They took her.


She's in the Capitol.

I wish she was dead.

I wish they were all dead

and we were, too.

Miss Everdeen.

Colonel Boggs,

District 13's head of security.

I know you've been discharged, but President

Coin's requested to meet with you first.

Is there any news?

I'm just here to escort you.

We were always told

there was nothing left of 13.

Capitol bombed the surface to rubble.

But we're military,

so we learned to survive down here.

Preparing, training.

The war never stopped for us.

There she is. Our Girl on Fire.

Madam President,

may I present you with The Mockingjay.

What an honour it is to meet you.

You're a courageous young woman.

I know how disorienting this must be.

And I can't imagine what it's like to live

through the atrocities of those Games.

Katniss, President Alma Coin.

Please know how welcome you are.

I hope you'll find some comfort with us.

We've known loss in 13, too.

This is history.

Right here at this table.

I apologize. I wish you had

more time to recover, but unfortunately,

we don't have that luxury.

Please, have a seat.

Are you aware of what's happened?

When you fired your arrow

at the force field

you electrified the nation.

There have been riots and uprisings

and strikes in seven districts.

We believe that if we

keep this energy going

we can unify the districts

against the Capitol.

But if we don't, if we let it dissipate,

we could be waiting another

75 years for this opportunity.

- Everyone in 13 is ready for this.

- What about Peeta? Is he alive?

I don't know. And I wish that I did.

But there's no way for me to contact

my operatives inside the Capitol.

The Capitol has always suppressed

communication between the districts.

But I know their system very well.

I managed to break through.

All we need now is the perfect message.

Katniss, here's what we need to do.

We need to show them that

The Mockingjay's alive and well

and willing to stand up

and join this fight.

'Cause we need every district

to stand up to this Capitol.

The way you did.

So we're gonna shoot

a series of propaganda clips,

propos, I like to call them,

on The Mockingjay.

Spreads the word

that we're gonna stoke

the fire of this rebellion.

The fire that The Mockingjay started.

You left him there.

- You left Peeta in that arena to die.

- Katniss, there are so many...

Peeta was the one

who was supposed to live.

Miss Everdeen.

This revolution is about everyone.

It's about all of us.

And we need a voice.

Then you should've saved Peeta.

Maybe you should have

rescued the boy instead.

Oh, no.

No, listen to me.

No one else can do this but her.

This is not the girl you described.

Obviously, we need to make it personal.

Remind her who the real enemy is.

She knows who the enemy is.

That's not the issue.

Unless she's forgotten.

There's explaining and there's showing.

Let her see what the Capitol did to 12.

She can't handle it.

The Games destroyed her.

This is the only choice you have.

People don't always show up the way

you want them to, Madam President.

But that anger, that anger-driven defiance,

that's what we want.

And we can redirect it.

We need to unite these people out there

that have been doing nothing but killing

each other in an arena for years.

We have to have a lightning rod.

They'll follow her.

She's the face of the revolution.

Let her see it. Let her go home.

Send her.

I can't believe

you're going through with this.

You can say "no."

I need to see it for myself.

This way.

13 swept everything, top to bottom

so you'd be safe.

You sure you don't

want me to go with you?

Yeah. I'm sure.

We'll have our eyes on you from above.



Come on.

Don't you wanna see Prim?

There you go. You're breakin' my heart.


We need to fix these lines.

I won't say "rebels."

These are senseless acts of defiance.

And I won't legitimize them.

We'll call them "criminals."


Otherwise we're breaking my oldest rule.

Never let them see you bleed.


tonight I address all of Panem as one.

Since the Dark Days,

Panem has had an

unprecedented era of peace.

It is a peace built upon cooperation.

And a respect for law and order.

In the past weeks,

you have heard of sporadic violence

following the actions of a few

radicals in the Quarter Quell.

Those who choose this destructive path,

your actions are based

on a misunderstanding

of how we have survived. Together.

It is a contract.

Each district supplies the Capitol.

Like blood to a heart.

In return, the Capitol provides

order and security.

To refuse work

is to put the entire system in danger.

The Capitol is the beating

heart of Panem.

Nothing can survive without a heart.

The criminals that kneel before you

use symbols for the purpose of sedition.

Which is why all images

of The Mockingjay

are now forbidden.

Possessing them will be

considered treason.

Punishable by death.

Justice shall be served swiftly.

Order shall be restored.

To those who ignore

the warnings of history,

prepare to pay the ultimate price.

It's okay.

We're okay.

We're all here now.


I smuggled him in.

I got Dad.

And I got some of your herbs

from the kitchen.

They have strict rules.

I don't know what they'll do

if they find him here.

You should try to eat something.

Hello. Good evening.

And a big welcome to all in Panem.

I'm Caesar Flickerman. And whoever

you are, whatever it is you're doing,

if you're working, put down your work. If

you're having dinner, stop having dinner.

Because you are going to want

to witness this tonight.

There has been rampant speculation about

what really happened in the Quarter Quell.

And here to shed a little light on the

subject for us is a very special guest.

Please welcome Mr. Peeta Mellark.

Peeta, a lot of people

feel as though they are in the dark.

Yeah, I know how they feel.

Now, so set the stage for us.

Talk us through what really happened

on that final and controversial night.

Well, first off, you have to understand

that when you're in the Games

- you only get one wish. It's very costly.

- You're alive.

- It costs your life.

- I think it costs more than your life.

How do you mean?

What's more than your life?

I mean to murder innocent people,

that costs everything that you are.


So you hold on to that one wish.

And that night my wish

was to save Katniss.


I should've just run off with her

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Peter Craig

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