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R| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth -- not to conquer or give aid, but -- to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent (Sharlto Copley) contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.

Cast: Sharlto Copley , Jason Cope , David James , Vanessa Haywood , Mandla Gaduka , Kenneth Nkosi , Eugene Khumbanyiwa , Louis Minnaar

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Entertainment

District 9 (2009)

Release Date: August 14th, 2009|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • This baby has the stuff to end the movie summer on a note of dazzle and distinction. show more

  • Every now and then, a film comes along that both defies and compels description. District 9 is one such movie: a science-fiction action vehicle so brilliantly and fully imagined that real life, when it resumes after the credits, arrives with a new sense of dread. show more

  • With its clever faux documentary style, this is the most imaginative science-fiction movie to come along in years. show more

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