Name: "Area No. 9" ("District 9")
Genre: fantasy, fighter, thriller, drama
Slogan: "To them here not a place"
Duration: 112 min.
Country: USA, Republic of South Africa
Director: Neil Blomkamp
In roles: Sharlto Copley, Jason Koup, Natali Bolte, Silvain Strayc, Elisabeth Mkandavi, John Sammer, William Allen Young, Greg Melville-Smith, Nick Blake
Scriptwriter: Neil Blomkamp, Terry Tatchell
Operator: Trent Opalok
Composer: Clinton Shoter
Producer: Bill Blok, Filippa Boyens, Elliot Ferverda
To survive in Yoburge
Four years ago on the Internet there was a short film shot as the documentary reporting on life of aliens in the capital of the Republic of South Africa which is called on a local slang of Yoburg – in abbreviated form from Johannesburg.
It was the first work of the young South African director Neil Blomkamp. It evoked very wide response and mass of discussions in the Network. So wide that on a picture Peter Jackson, the director of "Lord of the Rings" and "King Kong" turned. The mini-movie seemed to it very perspective, and Peter suggested Neil to shoot the feature film on a basis "To survive in Yoburge", having provided with the name an arrangement of producers. So the world saw "Area No. 9".
The area No. 9 – a plot
Twenty years ago over Johannesburg the big aircraft of an unknown origin hung. As it appeared subsequently, aliens suffered disaster and undertook something like emergency landing to our Earth. Them it appeared much – too much. All aliens it was decided to lodge in one district of the capital of the Republic of South Africa which was called the area No. 9.
Here they did not get accustomed – work to them, naturally, nobody provided, social privileges too any – here alien guests and began to scam, misbehave and turned soon into uninvited guests who, as we know, are worse than the Tatar.
To the movie very unusual advertizing company is carried out. So in America posters with the announcement that is a zone only for people and an appeal to call according to certain number if someone sees bad people were hanged out. And the site of the movie is broken into two parts – for people and for bad people.
They became as an eyesore for all, even for local poor yoburgets who and do not bring benefit to society, and here still someone is worse than them appeared. As a result something turned out like interplanetary racism and unfortunate "shrimps" (that word by which called newcomers, but not "mollusks" as sounds in translation is quite so translated) as designated their local, plan to move far away from the city, far away in general from human eyes that they did not loom.
The MNU organization which has the self-interest here – the weapon of newcomers which people cannot operate because of discrepancy of DNA gets down to business. However, on request of some public organization, it is necessary to execute one procedure – to receive the signature of aliens under the notice of resettlement. Simple formality, but someone has to execute it.
The main thing on collecting these signatures appoints Vikus Van De Merve – the most ordinary representative of "office plankton", gray and imperceptible in addition cowardly as it appears in a consequence. For it it is chance to promote at work and to "prostelitsya" before the boss.
Sharlto Copley who played a leading role in this movie never planned to become an actor. For a leading role he was called by the director of a picture, the child-hood friend Neil Blomkamp.
But by accident Vikus gets infection with alien substance and in its DNA there are irreversible changes … Quiet and measured life of the white South African turns into a real hell.
Really it is the truth?
When viewing a picture this question arises not one, not two and even not ten times. Really people are so disgusting? Really all these millennia of evolution made us by insensible and callous creations which only "sink", money and the power interests? Narrative style of a picture only raises realism of the events and increases shame for representatives of homo sapiens even more.
In the movie there is no hero. Absolutely any, even the main character – the most real gray mouse. So neither Steven Seagal, nor Bruce Willis will not dilute sad impression of gray human weight.
Really, the movie which is not entered in the general concept. On the one hand, bringing up social problems, with another – a fantasy and the sea of corpses. InfoAdvisor.net unambiguously recommends to look at "Area No. 9" everything who loves extraordinary, non-standard cinema, and also movies with the hidden sense.
At very small costs of shooting – 30 million dollars, the budget with interest paid off in the first weeks of hire – more than 110 million box office around the world.
Of course, it is possible to tell that there are tens movies in which hatred and racism are shown in other – more cruel look where the director literally turns soul of the viewer inside out. Such as "Idi also look". Here everything is shown in other view and with the Hollywood accent, with firing and fatal scenes. However, "Area No. 9" from it does not become worse – simply shows the originality.