District 9

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District 9 is a 2009 Science Fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Sir Peter Jackson.

The movie explores themes of xenophobia, humanity, and social segregation. While the movie is about aliens, it was inspired by what actually happened in South Africa’s “District 6” during the apartheid era.

Critical Response

  • 90% Tomatometer
  • 82% Audience score

District 9 Cast

  • Sharlto Copley as Wikus van de Merwe
  • Jason Cope as Christopher Johnson
  • David James as Colonel Kobus Venter
  • Vanessa Haywood as Tania Smit-van de Merwe
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