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District 9

"You are not welcome here."

Aliens land in South Africa and have no way home. Years later after living in a slum and wearing out their welcome the "Non-Humans" are being moved to a new tent city overseen by Multi-National United (MNU). The movie follows an MNU employee tasked with leading the relocation and his relationship with one of the alien leaders.

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Released: Aug 13th, 2009
Budget: $30,000,000.00
Revenue: $204,837,324.00

District 9 Main Cast

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Sharlto Copley
Sharlto Copley
plays Wikus Van De Merwe
Jason Cope
Jason Cope
plays Grey Bradnam - UKNR Chief Corresp…
Nathalie Boltt
Nathalie Boltt
plays Sarah Livingstone - Sociologist
Sylvaine Strike
Sylvaine Strike
plays Dr Katrina McKenzie
Elizabeth Mkandawie
Elizabeth Mkandawie
plays Interviewee
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The title is a nod to a real place and a real incident. District 6 was a mixed race neighborhood of Cape Town which the apartheid government demolished in 1966 to make room for whites.
  • The idea of the prawns being obsessed with cat food came from two inspirations. In impoverished areas of Johannesburg, Neill Blomkamp would see people selling cheese poofs and other snack foods out of large 3-foot tall bags and wanted the aliens to have a similar cheap food. The decision to make them cat food came from one of the producers who used canned cat food to bait hooks when fishing for prawns in Vancouver.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): In the scene where Wikus first meets Christopher and attempts to get his signature on the Eviction Notice, the pen on Wikus' clipboard is attached with Velcro and can be seen switching from parallel to angled and back again several times between shots.
  • All the shacks in District 9 were actual shacks that exists in a section of Johannesburg which were to be evacuated and the residents moved to better government housing, paralleling the events in the film. Also paralleling, the residents had not actually been moved out before filming began. The only shack that was created solely for filming was Christopher Johnson's shack.
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