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District 9

Peter Jackson produced this wry sci-fi flick about an alien refugee camp in South Africa. 28 years after the aliens first made contact they are housed in a secure environment known as District 9. Their 'welfare' has been handed over to a private company whose main aim is to discover the secrets behind the aliens' weapon technology. However the key to its use requires alien DNA. Accidentally exposed to biotechnology that mutates his genetic code, operative Wikus becomes the most wanted man on Earth. Perfect confluence of Hollywood budget, social commentary, subversive humour and cutting edge special effects. Based on the mockumentary short by South African director Neill Blomkamp.

Year: 2009
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, 2009, Aliens Among Us!, Black Humour, Action
Country: USA, NZ
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Starring: Sharlto Copley, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minnaar, William Allen Young, Nathalie Boltt
Duration: 108 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains violence and offensive language.
7.9/10
Location in store: Science Fiction

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