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Rated NR · 113 minutes · 2009

Sci-fi? In South Africa? A gigantic mother ship from outer space anchors in the air above Johannesburg for twenty years, during which time the powerful, seven-foot, shrimp-faced aliens, aka “prawns,” come down to earth and inhabit Soweto. Don’t worry — director and co-screenwriter (with Terri Tatchell) Neill Blomkamp doesn’t belabor the race-relations allegorical booshwah unnecessarily. He’s more concerned with the rebellious creatures, who trade weapons with gangsters and make life interesting for Wikus van de Merwe (well played by actor Sharlto Copley), a corporate bureaucrat assigned to evict the prawns from the shanty township. Blomkamp and producer Peter Jackson reportedly sent the film out as a viral video to drum up publicity, but it stands alone just fine on its action sequences and the comic timing of Copley (112 min.).
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Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writer: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
Producer: Peter Jackson
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Mandla Gaduka, William Allen Young, Vanessa Haywood, Kenneth Nkosi and Devlin Brown


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