Synopsis: In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn't stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that, if successful, will not only save his life but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Neill Blomkamp
Production: TriStar Pictures
  1 win & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

I just made a joke, and, you know-

Stop talking. Police officers noted

violent and antisocial behavior.

We regretfully must extend parole.

Elevation in heart rate detected.

Would you like a pill?

No. Thank you.

- I'd like to explain-

- Stop talking.

Personality matrix suggests

a 78.3 percent chance of regression...

...to old behavior patterns:

Grand theft auto.

Assault with a deadly weapon.

Resisting arrest.

- Would you like to talk to a human?

- No, I am okay, thank you.

- Are you being sarcastic and/or abusive?

- Negative.

It is a federal offense

to abuse a parole officer.


Safety is our priority.

- Hey. Da Costa.

- No Weapons detected.

- You're late for your shift.

- I had a thing-

No, you can't work with that.

You're out.

No, no, no. I'm good, man. I can work.

This comes off today. I'm fine.

- You're good?

- I'm good.

Okay. I'm docking you half a day.

- Yeah, all right.

- You're lucky to have this job.

No Weapons detected.

You are clear for entry.

- the restroom more than once per shift.

Please keep your Workstation tidy.

A tidy Workstation

is an efficient Workstation.

Check it out, man. I think he likes you.

Think he got his face peel today?

He looks good.

Attention. All workers

must reach weekly quotas.

Please report any unsafe activity

to your supervisor.

If we don't have a clear path to upside...

...our investors are going to start

losing a lot of confidence.

What do you think I've been doing

down on Earth?

- You think I enjoy breathing this air?

- No, of course-

I am doing everything possible

to restore profitability to this company.

The company that I built.

Now, if you will excuse me...

...I have to not speak to you people

any longer. Thank you.

Closing 34.

Fire in 34.

Burn her ID!

Let's go. Let's go.

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Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp (Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈnil ˈblumkamp]; born 17 September 1979) is a South African-born Canadian film director, producer, screenwriter, and animator. Blomkamp employs a documentary-style, hand-held, cinéma vérité technique, blending naturalistic and photo-realistic computer-generated effects. He is best known as the co-writer and director of the critically acclaimed and financially successful science fiction film District 9, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He directed the dystopian science fiction film Elysium, which garnered moderately positive reviews and a good box office return. He is known for his collaborations with South African actor Sharlto Copley. He is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Time named Blomkamp as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2009. Forbes named him as the 21st most powerful celebrity from Africa. more…

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