District 9

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Over twenty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up... read more
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Over twenty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa's District 9 as the world's nations argued over what to do with them. Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. Control over the aliens has been contracted out to Multi-National United (MNU), a private company uninterested in the aliens' welfare - they will receive tremendous profits if they can make the aliens' awesome weaponry work. So far, they have failed; activation of the weaponry requires alien DNA. The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when an MNU field operative, Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable, he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9.

Original Release

08/13/2009

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Cast

William Allen Young Dirk Michaels
Sharlto Copley Wikus Van De Merwe
David James Koobus Venter
Jason Cope Christopher Johnson
Mandla Gaduka Fundiswa Mhlanga
Vanessa Haywood Tania Van De Merwe
Nathalie Boltt Sarah Livingstone - Sociologist
Sylvaine Strike Dr Katrina McKenzie
Elizabeth Mkandawie Interviewee
John Sumner Les Feldman - MIL Engineer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Neill Blomkamp

Writers

Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Cast

William Allen Young Dirk Michaels
Sharlto Copley Wikus Van De Merwe
David James Koobus Venter
Jason Cope Christopher Johnson
Mandla Gaduka Fundiswa Mhlanga
Vanessa Haywood Tania Van De Merwe
Nathalie Boltt Sarah Livingstone - Sociologist
Sylvaine Strike Dr Katrina McKenzie
Elizabeth Mkandawie Interviewee
John Sumner Les Feldman - MIL Engineer
Nick Blake Francois Moraneu - CIV Engineer Team
Greg Melvill-Smith Interviewer
Robert Hobbs Ross Pienaar
Kenneth Nkosi Thomas
Morena Busa Sesatsa Interviewee
Themba Nkosi Interviewee
Mzwandile Nqoba Interviewee
Barry Strydom Interviewee
Jed Brophy James Hope - Police Officer
Louis Minnaar Piet Smit

Producers

Bill Block Executive Producer
Elliot Ferwerda Executive Producer
Ken Kamins Executive Producer
Mark Brooke Executive Producer
Philippa Boyens Executive Producer
Michael S. Murphey Executive Producer
Paul Hanson Executive Producer
Peter Jackson Producer
Carolynne Cunningham Producer
Trishia Downie Producer
Philippa Boyens Producer
Michael S. Murphey Producer
Mpho Gift Twala Producer

Editors

Julian Clarke

2010 Oscar Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominated
2010 Oscar Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Nominated
2010 Oscar Best Achievement in Film Editing Nominated
2010 Oscar Best Achievement in Visual Effects Nominated
2010 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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