The on-screen encounters of humans and aliens have multiple outcomes – peaceful enrichment, a bloody war, and even the end of the world. But what if humankind decided that chasing the extraterrestrial visitors off to a refugee camp in Johannesburg would be for the best? The debut of South African director Neill Blomkamp presents this premise in a very physical way: the aliens, derogatorily called “Prawns” by humans, are degraded to beings of the lowest category, and the film is oftentimes reminiscent of a raw war drama rather than classic sci-fi. Nevertheless, it shook the genre in such a way hardly any film managed to in the past fifteen years.
Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minnaar, William Allen Young
South Africa / USA / Canada / New Zealand
English with Czech subtitles
15.09.21:00 / Prague / Lucerna / Main room