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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.

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Release Date:

Aug 14, 2009


South Africa, United States, New Zealand, Canada


English, Nyanja, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho

Production Companies:

TriStar Pictures, Block / Hanson, WingNut Films

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