District 9 is a 2009 South African independent science fiction action/thriller film directed by Neill Blomkamp. It was written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham.
The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James. The film won the 2010 Saturn Award for Best International Film presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2010: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Editing.
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District 9 Plot
In an alternate 1982, a large alien spacecraft stops directly above Johannesburg. When investigators enter the ship, they discover a population of sick and malnourished extraterrestrials, identified derogatorily as “prawns”. The South African government confines the aliens to District 9, a government camp that is located outside of Johannesburg.
Following periodic conflict between the aliens and the locals living near District 9, the government hires private military company Multinational United (MNU) to relocate the aliens to a new internment. Wikus van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley), an Afrikaner bureaucrat, is appointed by Piet Smit (Louis Minnaar), an MNU executive and his father-in-law, to lead the relocation. Meanwhile, three aliens — Christopher Johnson (Jason Cope), his son, and a friend — obtain a fluid of their native provenance, storing it in a small canister. Wikipedia