Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Film Reviews, Cinema Listings, Trailers, Features, What's Coming, What's on…

District 9 (2009)


Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller |

District 9 is a science fiction action film directed by Neill Blomkamp in his feature film debut, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. It is a co-production of New Zealand, the United States and South Africa. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James, and was adapted from Blomkamp’s 2006 short film Alive in Joburg.

The film is partially presented in a found footage format by featuring fictional interviews, news footage, and video from surveillance cameras. The story, which explores themes of humanity, xenophobia and social segregation, begins in an alternate 1982, when an alien spaceship appears over Johannesburg, South Africa.

In 1982, a giant extraterrestrial spaceship arrives and hovers over the South African city of Johannesburg. An investigation team finds over a million malnourished aliens (derogatorily called “Prawns”) inside, and the South African government relocates them to a camp called District 9. However, over the years it turns into a slum, and locals often complain that the aliens are filthy, ignorant lawbreakers who bleed resources from humans.

Following unrest between the aliens and locals, the government hires Multinational United (MNU), a huge weapons manufacturer, to relocate the aliens to a new camp outside the city. Piet Smit, an MNU executive, appoints MNU employee and his son-in-law Wikus van de Merwe, to lead the relocation…

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell

Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, William Allen Young, Nathalie Boltt, Vanessa Haywood, Jed Brophy


Sharlto CopleyWikus Van De Merwe
Jason CopeGrey Bradnam – UKNR Chief Correspondent / Christopher Johnson
Nathalie BolttSarah Livingstone – Sociologist
Sylvaine StrikeDr Katrina McKenzie
Elizabeth MkandawieInterviewee
John SumnerLes Feldman – MIL Engineer
William Allen YoungDirk Michaels
Greg Melvill-SmithInterviewer
Nick BlakeFrancois Moraneu – CIV Engineer Team
Morena Busa SesatsaInterviewee
Themba NkosiInterviewee
Mzwandile NqobaInterviewee
Barry StrydomInterviewee
Jed BrophyJames Hope – Police Officer
Louis MinnaarPiet Smit
Vanessa HaywoodTania Van De Merwe
Marian HoomanSandra Van De Merwe
Vittorio LeonardiMichael Bloemstein – MNU Alien Civil Affairs
Mandla GadukaFundiswa Mhlanga
Johan van SchoorNicolas Van De Merwe
Stella SteenkampPhyllis Sinderson – MNU Alien Relations
David JamesKoobus Venter
Kenneth NkosiThomas
Mampho BresciaReporter
Tim GordonClive Henderson – Entomologist
Morne ErasmusMNU Medic
Anthony BishopParamedic
David ClatworthyMNU Doctor
Mike HuffMNU Doctor
Anthony FridjhonMNU Executive
Eugene KhumbanyiwaObesandjo
Hlengiwe MadlalaSangoma
Siyabonga RadebeObesandjo’s Lieutenant
Melt SieberhagenAnton Grobler
Andre OdendaalMike Van Kerland
Johnathan TaylorMNU Doctor
John EllisMNU Medical Student
Louise Saint-ClaireMNU Medical Student
Alan GlauberMNU Operating Room Doctor
Nicolas HerbsteinMNU Biolab Technician
Norman AnsteyMNU Lead Medical Technician
Nick BoraineCraig Weldon (as Nick Borain)
Robert HobbsRoss Pienaar
Sibulele GcilitshanaGünters Woman
Mahendra RaghunathSABC Anchor Person
Phillip MathebulaMeat Stall Seller
Claudine BennentMNU Office Worker
Michelle AydenMNU Office Worker
Antony SarakMNU Office Worker
Billy SomagacaMNU Office Worker
Ryan WhittalMNU Office Worker
John JacobMNU Office Worker
Yashik MaharajMNU Office Worker
Fernando SaraivaMNU Office Worker
Sharon WaughMNU Office Worker
Brandon AuretMNU Mercenary
Jacques GombaultMNU Mercenary
Justin StrydomMNU Mercenary
Simo MogwazaMNU Mercenary (as Simo Magwaza)
Theunis NelMNU Mercenary
Sonni ChidiebereMNU Mercenary
Matt SternMNU Mercenary
Danny DatnowMNU Mercenary
David DukasMNU Mercenary
Daniel HadebeMNU Guard
Wisani MbokotaMNU Guard
Craig JacksonMNU Guard
Justin DuplessisMNU Guard
Rodney DowneyMNU Guard
Den AntonakasMNU Guard (as Den Antonakis)
Bongo MbutumaNigerian Gangster
Johnny SelemaNigerian Gangster
Mashabela GalaneNigerian Gangster
Mfazwe SekobaneNigerian Gangster
Nicholas RatlouNigerian Gangster
Saint Gregory NwokediNigerian Gangster
Donalson RabisiNigerian Gangster
Zephania SibandaNigerian Gangster
Gideon ThodaneNigerian Gangster
Mdu MthabelaNigerian Gangster
David MikhethiNigerian Gangster
Jeffries SimelaneNigerian Gangster
Shafique AllanNigerian Gangster
Wendy MbathaNigerian Hooker
Leigh MashupyeNigerian Hooker
Beauty SetaiNigerian Hooker
Nkiyase MondlanaNigerian Hooker
Kuda RusikeSoweto Resident
Morena SetatsaSoweto Resident
Mpho MolaoSoweto Resident
Ntombi NkuuaSoweto Resident
Absalom DikaneSoweto Resident
Monthandazo ThomoSoweto Resident
Norman ThabalalaSoweto Resident
Siphiwe MbukoSoweto Resident
Shiela NeneSoweto Resident
Neill BlomkampMan with Wikus’ Coordinates
Trevor CoppolaMNU Mercenary
Peter MuyzersScientist

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

Click on a heart to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *