District 9

    Director
    Neill Blomkamp
    Cast
    Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka, Kenneth Nkosi, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Louis Minnaar, William Allen Young
    Year
    2009
    Lenght
    112
    Country
    South Africa / USA / Canada / New Zealand
    Storage
    35mm, BluRay
    Language
    English with Czech subtitles

    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.

    15.09.21:00 / Prague / Lucerna / Main room