District 9 (2009)

You are not welcome here.

Blu-ray, 1h 52min
Rating: 7.9
Votes: 645342
Languages: English, Nyanja, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Southern Sotho
Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada
Director: Neill Blomkamp

Plot outline

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

Plots

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology. - tb4000

In 1982, a massive star ship bearing a bedraggled alien population, nicknamed "The Prawns," appeared over Johannesburg, South Africa. Twenty-eight years later, the initial welcome by the human population has faded. The refugee camp where the aliens were located has deteriorated into a militarized ghetto called District 9, where they are confined and exploited in squalor. In 2010, the munitions corporation, Multi-National United, is contracted to forcibly evict the population with operative Wikus van der Merwe in charge. In this operation, Wikus is exposed to a strange alien chemical and must rely on the help of his only two new 'Prawn' friends. - Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)