In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.
In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Many real languages of southern Africa employ clicking sounds much like the ones in the alien language of the film, including Zulu, the most widely spoken indigenous language of South Africa, and Xhosa, another frequently spoken South African language. Even the name "Xhosa" has a click in it. See more »
Anthony Fridjhon, who plays "MNU Executive," appears twice in the cast list for the same role. See more »
[Wikus walks into a room filled with Alien weaponry]
Wikus Van De Merwe:
This is Christmas. This is Christmas, my friends! This is the biggest find that I've ever seen.
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The end credits are back to front, with the actors' names on the left and character names on the right (as opposed to most films where it's the other way 'round). See more »
I watched this again after 9 years. Still as impressive as it was back then visually and otherwise. The soundtrack was great. Reminded of how good South African films can be. Check it out if you haven't already
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