“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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)”
- Director: Neill Blomkamp
- Release Date:
14 August 2009 (USA)
- Run Time:
- Country: USA , New Zealand
- Genre: Action , Drama , Sci-Fi , Thriller
Rated R for bloody violence and pervasive language.
Tagline: You are not welcome here.
Trivia: Around six different endings were created during filming.
Goofs: Revealing mistakes: Early in the film there are shots of “aliens not welcome here” signs around the city. One sign begins “These public premises an the amenities thereof…” – the “d” on “and” is missing.