The Ministry of Magic has never been a perfect governmental body, full of corruption and officials blind to the realities of the wizarding world. But now, the situation is even more dangerous.
As Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) himself explains in another exclusive sneak peek at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I: "In the midst of all this madness, the Ministry has just fallen under the control of Voldemort and Death Eaters."
And as luck would have it, that's exactly where our young heroes need to go:
Harry, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) must make their way inside the Ministry's London headquarters in order to capture one of the Horcruxes, a source of Voldemort's immortality.
And just how do they plan on doing that?
Check out this exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of these intense scenes and find out how our three wizards found themselves acting as mini directors during filming.
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