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District 9


Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike View All


Neill Blomkamp (Director), Neill Blomkamp (Writer), Terri Tatchell (Writer) View All

Release: Aug. 5th, 2009
Runtime: 1 hour, 52 minutes
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 contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can...
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It's a damned fine thriller that is not without its flaws, but is still several cuts above your average summer film and is well worth watching....
The film gradually crosses over to being a more conventional film, although still filmed with a very documentarian look and interspersed with occasional news footage or interviews.
The first half of the film is told through a documentary style footage, with people talking directly to the camera explaining the backstory of the mothership and basically setting up the rest of the film.
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