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District 9

District 9
District 9

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108 minutes


Action and Adventure, Science Fiction and Fantasy




For 20 years aliens, known as prawns, have been on earth, segregated from humans and living in refugee camps. Wikus Van De Merwe is the enthusiastic bureaucrat charged with evicting them. Copley does a brilliant job moving seamlessly from comic touches to action heroics, while the film's documentary style and incisive skewering of apartheid issues raises the possibilities of the sci-fi genre. This unique action-drama is a valuable tool with which to discuss the legacy of apartheid and the personal consequences of racism and exclusion.

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15 Classification

This film has several uses of strong bad language.

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