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.
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
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)
This is one of two movies to be released in 2009 to have been based on a short film released in 2005. The other film was Shane Acker's 9 (2009). Both films were adapted for a full-length feature film by their original directors. See more »
When Wikus is having his bandage removed at the hospital, the doctor is not wearing rubber gloves. Any medical professional would be gloved (and probably masked) when cutting off a bloody bandage. See more »
Wikus Van De Merwe:
[Wikus sees the head restraint descend down in-front of him]
Alright, that's very comfor...
[Wikus's head is suddenly shunted forward and we hear a whirring sound]
Wikus Van De Merwe:
*Argh* Foking Bliksem!
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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 its 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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