Description: 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]


Production Company TriStar Pictures, Block / Hanson, WingNut Films, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC), Covert Media, Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa, District 9, Key Creatives, Majority Entertainment, New Zealand Post Digital and Visual Effects Grant, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, QED International
Release Date Aug 14, 2009
Duration 1 h 52 m
Rating R
Tagline You are not welcome here.
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