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Alive in Joburg (2005)

An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

Director:

Neill Blomkamp
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Braam Greyling Braam Greyling ... Cop 1
Godfrey Seome Godfrey Seome ... Cop 2
Dawie Ackermann Dawie Ackermann ... Afrikaans Professor
Sweetness Hlomza Sweetness Hlomza
Patrick Hlomza Patrick Hlomza
Bennet Mogobithla Bennet Mogobithla
Zakiel Mogobithla Zakiel Mogobithla
Jess Newing Jess Newing
Scott Donaldson Scott Donaldson
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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

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Genres:

Short | Sci-Fi

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District 9 (one of Blomkamp's later films) is based on this short. Both Alive in Joburg and District 9 were written and directed by Neil Blomkamp. See more »

Quotes

Alien: We don't want to be here, this place doesn't want us... we have nothing, nothing.
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Connections

Remade as District 9 (2009) See more »

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A beautiful and revolutionary movie
15 August 2006 | by Gilberto_TrainSee all my reviews

Most interesting in this film it's that, on the one hand, it's a science fiction. On the other hand, in contrast of what it happens in the majority of these films, history occurs in the past, in 90's. The director Neill Blomkamp uses a clear metaphor of racism, not only between whites and blacks, but between races in a ampler way. Using sci-fi and journalistic and documentary style, Blomkamp displays a courageous vision of the conflict between the races: if we observe intently, the great majority of that who discriminate aliens is the African people; ironically, they are those that would have to better understand the situation of aliens. The moral of Neill Blomkamp's fable is that any race can be racist, if it not have understanding. It is a beautiful film, and an appeals for compassion and peace between races.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (South Africa) See more »

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Alive in Joburg See more »

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South Africa See more »

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Spy Films See more »
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