District 9

(New Zealand/South Africa/USA, 2009, 108 minutes)

Twenty years after a broken-down spaceship has come to a standstill above Johannesburg, the alien population has been corralled inside a suburban slum by a racist, abusive population, and a cowardly bureaucrat finds himself at the flashpoint of alien-human relationships. Smart, propulsive B-level sci-fi thriller with a small budget and big ideas.

A Tristar Pictures/QED International release. Peter Jackson presents, in association with Tristar Pictures and Block/Hanson, a Wingnut Films production; produced in association with the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa. Starring Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Kumbaniywa, Louis Minnaar, William Allen Young. Directed by Neill Blomkamp; produced by Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham; written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell; music by Clinton Shorter; director of photography (Park Road), Trent Opaloch; production designer, Philip Ivey; costume designer, Dianna Celliers; film editor, Julian Clarke. 


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