About

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...

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Directed by

Neill Blomkamp

Written by

Neill Blomkamp (Writer)
Terri Tatchell (Writer)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United States of America, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa

Language

English

Tagline

You are not welcome here.

Cast

Keywords

transformation mockumentary racism alien south africa satire slum government dystopia street gang metamorphosis xenophobia genetics mutation alternate history johannesburg south africa segregation prawn internment camp alien technology private military company

Photos

Lists

#324 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#45 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year Peter Jackson

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Visual Effects