|Directed by||Neill Blomkamp|
|Cast||Sharlto Copley as Wikus van de Merwe|
|Music by||Clinton Shorter|
|Produced by||Peter Jackson, Carolynne Cunningham|
|Length||1 hour 52 mins|
District 9 is a 2009 gritty, grimy, science fiction thriller placed in South Africa. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, the movie uses relatively unknown actors – Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James and adapts a pseudo-documentary style (at least at the start). District 9 was inspired by events during the apartheid era in District Six, Cape Town. The film won many awards and nominations. With a relatively low budget of 30 million US$, it was a box office hit with a collection of over 210 million US$.
“Technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining science-fiction classic.”
– Rotten Tomatoes