Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates. The cast of the film consists of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, and David Thewlis.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The newly-appointed Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating the Ministry will remain strong even as Voldemort gains strength. Despite the Ministry's attempt to maintain an image of stability, the Death Eaters have made major gains after Dumbledore's death, committing mass killings of impure-blooded wizards, including Muggles related, and infiltrating the Ministry itself. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, with Harry watching the Dursleys depart (Petunia for once feels remorse of Lily's death), and Hermione wiping her parents' memories of her. Snape arrives at Malfoy Manor to inform Voldemort and his Death Eaters of Harry's impending departure from Privet Drive. Voldemort commandeers Lucius' wand, as Voldemort's own wand cannot be used to kill Harry, because the wands are "twins."
Meanwhile, Hagrid and the Order of the Phoenix gather at Privet Drive and escort Harry to safety, knowing wizards are unprotected at the age of 17 in the Muggle world and they cannot apparate or use the Floo Network without alerting the Ministry, using polyjuice potion to create seven decoy Harrys out of Ron, Hermione, Fred, George, Mundungus Fletcher, Fleur Delacour and her fiancé Bill Weasley. During their flight to the Weasley family home at the Burrow, all are ambushed by Death Eaters. They kill Moody and Hedwig (Harry's owl); severely injure George, and knocks out Hagrid. This forces Harry to take over and drive Hagrid's flying motorbike while fighting Voldemort. In the process, he destroys some power lines and causes a blackout in a city. After arriving at the Burrow, Harry has a vision of Ollivander being tortured by Voldemort, who claims Ollivander had lied to him that the only way Voldemort could kill Harry was by using another person's wand.
Scrimgeour arrives at the Burrow with Dumbledore's will and distributes three items. Hermione receives a copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Ron receives Dumbledore's Deluminator, and Harry receives the first Golden Snitch that he ever caught in a Quidditch match. Scrimgeour reveals that Harry was also bequeathed the Sword of Godric Gryffindor. Scrimgeour states, though, that the sword was not Dumbledore's to pass on and, in any case, is missing. As Harry dresses for the wedding rehearsal of Bill and Fleur, Ginny asks him to help puts her on, as they commentate their feelings. Ginny has been taking advice from Hermione along struggling to grab his affections for true passionate other than his fame.
Attending Bill and Fleur's wedding, Harry learns more about Dumbledore's past; the Death Eaters have killed Scrimgeour. As a result, the Ministry falls to the Death Eaters and replaces him with their puppet Pius Thicknesse who is under the influence of the Imperius Curse. They begin persecuting Muggle-born witches and wizards. The Ministry attacks the Burrow, but they had been forewarned by Shacklebolt's Patronus charm and many escape. Harry, Hermione, and Ron have disapparate to Shaftesbury Avenue in London. Hermione packed essentials in an enchanted purse needed for the quest. After they are attacked by Death Eaters, they find sanctuary at Grimmauld Place. There they identify "R.A.B." from the false Horcrux locket is Regulus Arcturus Black, the deceased younger brother of Sirius. Kreacher, the Black's house-elf, tells them Fletcher stole the real locket. Kreacher and Dobby apprehend Fletcher, who reveals the locket is now in the possession of Umbridge. Under disguise of polyjuice potion, the trio infiltrates the Department of Mysteries. In the courtroom, Umbridge is interrogating a Muggle-born witch and threatens her, which enrages Harry, who then stuns Umbridge (later arrested for high treason) and Hermione successfully retrieves the locket. The trio escapes from the dementors by fleeing into the wilderness after Hermione accidentally reveals the location of Grimmauld Place to Yaxley, a Death Eater. Ron got injured and Hermione quickly heals him.
Unable to destroy the Horcrux, they take turns wearing it to dilute its malignant power. Harry sees a vision of Voldemort interrogating and killing Gregorovitch, a renowned wand-maker, who claims a teenage boy once stolen a wand from his shop that Voldemort desperately wants. As they pitch a tent, a barrier is placed to conceal them from Snatches in the woods. While travelling, Ron wears the locket, he is overcome by his negative feelings and after arguing with Harry, he leaves, upsetting Hermione. On Christmas Eve, Harry and Hermione decide to go to Godric's Hollow, where they visit the graves of his parents and the house where they were killed, including his ancestor Ignotus Peverell. They also want to search for Gryffindor's sword, which Hermione deduces (stained with Basilisk's blood) is able to destroy a Horcrux. After walking the cemetery, they visit Bathilda Bagshot, whom they believe has the sword. They are surprised by Voldemort's snake, Nagini, who has possessed her corpse. Hermione accidentally breaks Harry's wand as they escape into the Forest of Dean. Hermione is able to identify the mysterious thief seen in Harry's vision as Bathilda's great-nephew Gellert Grindelwald, another once-powerful dark wizard and an old friend turned enemy of Dumbledore, who was defeated in 1945 and imprisoned ever since.
When evening falls, Harry sees a Patronus in the form of a doe which leads him to a frozen pond. The Sword of Gryffindor lies beneath the pond's ice. Harry breaks the ice and jumps in to reach the sword. The locket around his neck attempts to strangle him, but Ron arrives just in time to rescue Harry. Harry opens the locket speaking Parseltongue then it inflicts on Ron's insecurities with an image of Harry and Hermione smooching, Ron manages to overcome and destroy it with the sword. Hermione is angry with Ron at first but then reconciles with him as the Deluminator guided him back.
Now Easter 1998, the trio visits Xenophilius Lovegood, Luna's father whom they met at the wedding, to question about a symbol seen several times on their journey. He tells them the symbol represents the Deathly Hallows: the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Invisibility Cloak. According to the tale, three Peverell brothers travelled a treacherous river by casting a magical bridge they come across a personification of Death. Death pretends to be impressed by them and grants each a wish as a reward: An unbeatable wand, a stone that can resurrect the dead, and a cloak of invisibility. The brothers went their separate ways. The first brother, conceited about his powerful wand, is robbed of it and murdered in his sleep. The second brother uses the stone to bring back his late fiancée. However, she is not fully alive and is full of sorrow. He kills himself to join her. Both of their souls were collected by Death himself. As for the third brother, Death wasn't able to find him because he stayed hidden under his cloak who knew Death couldn't be trusted. Years later, the brother removes his cloak and passes it to his son. He then greets Death as an old friend and chooses to leave with him as equals. The cloak eventually is now in Harry's possession.
Xenophilius betrays the trio to the Death Eaters in desperate attempt to have his kidnapped daughter returned; the trio escapes into the wilderness once more. Snatchers appear and chase them. Harry has a vision of Voldemort learning from Grindelwald the Elder Wand lies with Dumbledore in his grave. Hermione had cast a spell on Harry to make him unrecognizable. They are then captured and taken to Malfoy Manor. Bellatrix imprisons Harry and Ron in a cellar, in which they discover Luna, Ollivander, and Griphook the goblin. Bellatrix tortures Hermione for interrogation on how they got the sword. Harry, using the two-way mirror shard Sirius had given him, sees another man's face staring back at him. He begs the man in the mirror for help, and Dobby immediately apparates in the cellar to save them. After Dobby incapacitates Pettigrew (later died from self-pity plague), a short battle ensues; Harry duels and disarms Draco. Narcissa's wand is taken by Dobby who then disapparates the group out of the manor. Bellatrix throws her knife at them in fury. They appear on a beach outside Shell Cottage, the new home of Bill and Fleur, where Dobby dies in Harry's arms, having been stabbed in the stomach by Bellatrix's knife. Meanwhile, Voldemort breaks into Dumbledore's tomb and takes the Elder Wand.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
- Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
- Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore
- Brendan Gleeson as Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody
- Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley
- John Hurt as Garrick Ollivander
- Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape
- Fiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley
- Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew
- Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge
- David Thewlis as Remus Lupin