Release Date
14 Aug 2009
MPAA Rating
R
Runtime
112 min
Genres
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

District 9

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.

Director

Neill Blomkamp

Writers

Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Cast

Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike

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