Rowling 's novel of the same name and features an ensemble cast. The story follows Harry Potter , who has been tasked by Dumbledore with finding and destroying Lord Voldemort 's secret to immortality — the Horcruxes.
The Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry remains strong despite Lord Voldemort gaining power and the Death Eaters committing mass killings of Muggles and infiltrating the Ministry.
Voldemort commandeers Lucius Malfoy 's wand, due to his own wand sharing the same core as Harry's and therefore being unable to kill him. Arriving at The Burrow , Harry has a vision of the wand-maker Ollivander being tortured by Voldemort. The next day, Scrimgeour arrives with Dumbledore's will. Scrimgeour reveals that Harry was also bequeathed the Sword of Gryffindor , which has gone missing.
The Ministry begins arresting and persecuting Muggle-born witches and wizards. Kingsley Shacklebolt 's patronus charm forewarns the wedding party, and most escape. The trio seek refuge at Number 12, Grimmauld Place. They discover that the "R. Kreacher , the Blacks' house elf, tells them that Mundungus Fletcher broke in and stole many items from the house, including the real locket. Kreacher and Dobby apprehend Fletcher, who reveals that the locket is in the possession of Dolores Umbridge.
Using Polyjuice Potion, the trio infiltrate the Ministry and find the locket around Umbridge's neck. Harry stuns Umbridge and Hermione retrieves the locket. The trio escape their pursuers by apparating in the wilderness, but Ron is injured and cannot apparate again until he recovers. After unsuccessful attempts to destroy the Horcrux, the trio take turns wearing it to dilute its power.
Harry sees a vision of Voldemort interrogating and killing the wand-maker Gregorovitch , who claims a teenage boy stole the legendary Elder Wand from his shop. While Ron is wearing the locket, he is overcome by negative feelings and falls out with Harry before abandoning him and Hermione. They visit Harry's parents' graves and the house where they were killed. They encounter Bathilda Bagshot , who they believe may have the sword. Bathilda lets them into her house before revealing herself as Nagini , possessing Bathilda's reanimated corpse.
Hermione and Harry escape into the Forest of Dean , but Hermione accidentally breaks Harry's wand whilst fighting Nagini. She identifies the mysterious thief in Harry's vision as Gellert Grindelwald. Harry sees a Patronus in the form of a doe, which leads him to a frozen pond.
Gryffindor's sword lies beneath the pond's ice, which Harry breaks and jumps into. The locket around his neck strangles Harry, but Ron arrives and rescues him. Harry uses parseltongue to open the Horcrux locket, which Ron eventually decides to destroy. Hermione and Ron reconcile, and the trio decide to visit Xenophilius Lovegood to learn more about a symbol in the book Dumbledore left Hermione.
Lovegood explains to them that the symbol represents the Deathly Hallows , three magical objects that can make a wizard master of Death. Hermione reads the story of the Hallows, after which the trio awkwardly attempt to leave but are stopped by Lovegood. He reveals that Luna Lovegood has been kidnapped and then summons the Death Eaters, intending to hand over Harry in exchange for her.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione disapparate as Lovegood's house is destroyed. Back in the wilderness, the trio set up camp when Snatchers find them. Hermione uses a curse to disguise Harry as the Snatchers take them to Malfoy Manor. Bellatrix tortures Hermione for information on the Sword, which Bellatrix claims was in her vault at Gringott's.
Harry requests help, communicating with a broken mirror in his possession. Dobby apparates into the cellar to save them. Dobby drops a chandelier onto Bellatrix, forcing her to release Hermione. Bellatrix throws her knife at them as Dobby grabs everyone and disapparates. Although Harry, Ron, and Hermione arrive at Shell Cottage safely, they find that Bellatrix's knife has fatally wounded Dobby, and he dies in Harry's arms.
Harry insists that they bury Dobby without any magic. Meanwhile, Voldemort breaks into Dumbledore's tomb and steals the Elder Wand, revealed to have been in Dumbledore's possession. Originally set for a single theatrical release, the idea to split the book into two parts was suggested by executive producer Lionel Wigram due to what David Heyman called "creative imperative".
Heyman initially responded negatively to the idea, but Wigram asked, "No, David. How are we going to do it? After rereading the book and discussing it with screenwriter Steve Kloves , he agreed with the division. The production filmed at the Dartford Crossing for the dramatic chase where Harry and Hagrid are being ambushed by Death Eaters.
Stuart Craig , set designer for all of the previous Harry Potter films, returned for the final two parts. He said, "We made a very different kind of film, which was shot a great deal on location. We travelled quite far, we built sets, and they spend a lot of time in a forest," he explained. On the wedding tent for Bill and Fleur's wedding in Part 1, Craig commented on his aim to "rather than make it an extension of the house, which is rather eccentric, homemade, we decided to make it rather elegant.
It's lined with silk and beautiful, floating candelabra. So it's a nice contrast with the house. Craig also commented on his design of Malfoy Manor, saying that it is "a very strong architectural set. The exterior is based on an Elizabethan house here in this country called Hardwick Hall and it has massive windows, and these windows are kind of blinded out.
The shutters are drawn so they are like blind windows and they have a real kind of presence, an ominous presence, so that gave us the basis for a good exterior. There's an extraordinary magical roof that's added and surrounded by forest which isn't there in reality, but again is one of the devices to make it more threatening and mysterious. The costumes for Part 1 were designed by Jany Temime , who has been the costume designer on Harry Potter productions since Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban She was accused of copying the design from a similar dress from Alexander McQueen 's Fall collection.
The dress is white but it needed to have something fantastic to it. So there is the phoenix [motif], the bird, which is a symbol of love in a way because there is rebirth, love never dies, it is born again. Double Negative's work for Part 1 included the corroding Warner Brothers logo and extensive environment extensions of the Burrows and its surrounds. Additional environment work was completed on Xenophilius Lovegood's home, extending it in 3D and culminating in the Death Eaters' attack. Double Negative also advanced the Death Eaters' smoke effects, with the introduction of the 'flayed man' stage in between their smokey, fluid, flying state and their live-action presence upon landing.
Other work included the Patronus charm that interrupts the wedding party to inform the guests that Voldemort has taken over the Ministry of Magic. The visual effects company Framestore produced most of the creature CGI, as in previous films, as well as the animated Tale of the Three Brothers sequence, which was directed and designed by Ben Hibon. Horn premiered unfinished footage from both films. The theatrical poster has the tagline "Nowhere is safe", and another version with no credits has the tagline "The end begins".
On 15 October , tickets began selling on Fandango for the US release of Part 1 , and on 19 October, a second clip featuring never-before-seen footage was aired at the Scream Awards. Curse of the Lake Monster. Movies released an exclusive featurette of the film.
On the same day, the Warner Bros. Harry Potter website was updated to reveal twelve miniature clips from the film. Horn attended a test screening for Deathly Hallows — Part 1 in Chicago. Others expressed that the film faithfully adapted the novel, which led to an inheritance of the "book's own problems". Warner Bros. On 8 October , it was announced that plans for a 3D version of Part 1 had been scrapped.
Pictures has made the decision to release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 in 2D, in both conventional and IMAX cinemas [because] we will not have a completed 3D version of the film within our release date window. Despite everyone's best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality.
The world premiere for Deathly Hallows — Part 1 was held in Leicester Square in London on 11 November , with fans from across the world turning up — some of whom had camped for days in the square.
Just 48 hours prior to the official North American launch of Part 1, the first 36 minutes of the film were leaked on the internet. In Australia, the film had its premiere on 13 November at Warner Bros. Movie World, located on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Three hundred people attended the viewing, which was the second official showing in the world, behind the UK premiere. The film premiered in Kuwait on 16 November. The cover with the most votes will be the cover for the disc.
Voting started that same day. The site's consensus reads, "It can't help but feel like the prelude it is, but Deathly Hallows: Part I is a beautifully filmed, emotionally satisfying penultimate installment for the Harry Potter series. The UK's Daily Telegraph also gave the film a positive review, remarking, "For the most part the action romps along, spurred by some impressive special effects," adding, "It's just slightly disappointing that, with the momentum having been established so effectively, we now have to wait until next year to enjoy the rest of the ride.
And those effects? They're so special you don't notice them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. UK theatrical release poster. David Heyman David Barron J. UK Services Ltd. Further information: List of Harry Potter cast members. See also: Music of the Harry Potter films. Film portal.