District 9

District 9 (2009)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Biopunk, Dystopian Film  |   Release Date - Aug 13, 2009  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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District 9 is a 2009 science fiction thriller film directed by Neill Blomkamp, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. It is a co-production of New Zealand, the United States, and South Africa. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James, and was adapted from Blomkamp's 2006 short film Alive in Joburg.

The film is presented in a found footage format by featuring fictional interviews, news footage, and video from surveillance cameras. The story, which explores themes of humanity, xenophobia, and social segregation, begins in an alternate 1982, when an alien ship appears over Johannesburg, South Africa. When a population of sick and malnourished insectlike aliens is found aboard the ship, the South African government confines them to an internment camp called District 9. Years later, one of the confined aliens named Christopher Johnson tries to escape with his son and return home during the government's relocation of the aliens to another camp, crossing paths with a bureaucrat named Wikus van der Merwe. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events in District Six, Cape Town, during the apartheid era.

A viral marketing campaign for the film began in 2008 at San Diego Comic-Con, while the theatrical trailer debuted in July 2009. District 9 was released by TriStar Pictures on August 14, 2009, in North America and became a financial success, earning over $210 million at the box office. It also received acclaim from critics, who praised the film's direction, performances, themes, and story, and garnered numerous awards and nominations, including four Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing.

Movie Info

Budget

$30,000,000

Box Office

$210,888,950

Tags

Alien, Alien Technology, Based On Short Film, Cult, Dark, Dna, Dystopia, Found Footage, Genetics, Government, Jean Kent, Johannesburg, Johannesburg South Africa, Metamorphosis, Mockumentary, Mutation, Prawn, Racism, Robert Beatty, Satire, Segregation, Slum, South Africa, Space/Aliens, Transformation

Attributes

Based On: Alive in Joburg
Filming Location: Ponte City Apartments, South Africa
Narrative Location: Johannesburg
Subject: flying saucer

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