Plot: 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.

Rating: R for bloody violence and pervasive language

Directed By: Neill Blomkamp

Written By: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

Production: TriStar Pictures, Block / Hanson, WingNut Films

In Theaters: August 14, 2009

Box Office: $115,646,235 (USA)

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime:1 hr. 52 mins.



Sharlto Copley – Wikus Van De Merwe
Jason Cope – Grey Bradnam – UKNR Chief Correspondent / Christopher Johnson – Nathalie Boltt
Sarah Livingstone – Sylvaine Strike
Dr Katrina McKenzie – Elizabeth Mkandawie

Interviewee – John Sumner
Les Feldman – William Allen Young
Dirk Michaels – Greg Melvill-Smit
Interviewer – Nick Blake