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Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 36 Critics

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1206 Ratings

Summary: 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. The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when a human field operative, Wikus van der Merwe, 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. (Sony Pictures)
Runtime: 112 min
Rating: Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language.
Production: WingNut Films
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Countries: USA, New Zealand
Languages: English, Nyanja, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho
Home Release Date: Dec 22, 2009
Director Credit
Neill Blomkamp Director
Peter Robert Gerber Director
Simon Hansen Director
Writer Credit
Neill Blomkamp Written By
Terri Tatchell Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Jason Cope Grey Bradnam - UKNR Chief Correspondent
Sharlto Copley Wikus Van De Merwe
Cast Credit
Barry Strydom Interviewee
Elizabeth Mkandawie Interviewee
Greg Melvill-Smith Interviewer
Jed Brophy James Hope - Police Officer
John Sumner Les Feldman - MIL Engineer
Louis Minnaar Piet Smit
Morena Busa Sesatsa Interviewee
Mzwandile Nqoba Interviewee
Nathalie Boltt Sarah Livingstone - Sociologist
Nick Blake Francois Moraneu - CIV Engineer Team
Sylvaine Strike Dr Katrina McKenzie
Themba Nkosi Interviewee
William Allen Young Dirk Michaels
Producer Credit
Bill Block Executive Producer
Carolynne Cunningham Producer
Elliot Ferwerda Co-Executive Producer
Ken Kamins Executive Producer
Michael S. Murphey Supervising Producer
Mpho Gift Twala Producer: Documentary Unit
Paul Hanson Co-Executive Producer
Peter Jackson Producer
Philippa Boyens Co-Producer
Tracey Brown Producer: Park Road Post
Trishia Downie Line Producer
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