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


Come on!

Don't keep the Sisters waiting.

This is Frey.

She's new here as well.

Can you read?

It's a giraffe. They were from Africa.

- You can read?

- Yes.

"There are many robot servants,

and they serve you all day.

If you live there,

you never get sick or old."

- I'll take us there one day.

- Really?

Yeah, I promise.

Frey and...



Max, have you been

stealing things again?

It breaks my heart. Why do you do this?

So you can save up?

One day buy a ticket up to that place?

That place is not for you, or for me.

But it's not fair, Sister.

Why can't I go there?

Sometimes in life

we don't understand...

...why things are the way they are.

But I know one thing.

I know you are special.

You will do something

very important one day.

Something you were born for.

My little Max.

Off to work, huh?

Gotta get up early to work that line.

Make the world a better place.

That's real funny, I have a job.

Come on. You think I got money?

Do I look like I have money?

Come on.

How about you?

You got a little money?

Come on. What have you got in there?

What have you got?

Oh, wait a minute.

Wait a minute.

Oh, it's 5 bucks. Hey, wait a minute,

I got 5 bucks. I'm rich.

I can finally buy my ticket to Elysium.

All right.

Please form an orderly queue.

Your bus has arrived.

Leave me alone!

Checked. Move on.

Your bags may be searched.

Good morning, officer.

Extensive criminal history.

Multiple felonies. What's in the bag?

Hair products, mostly.

I'm just f***ing with- Hey, hey, hey.

I'm just going to work.

Nothing's in the f***ing bag.

Come on, I-

citizen disobedience.

I'm just going to work, man. Come on.

- Checked.

- Nothing in there, is there?

Zero tolerance policy

applies to all Citizens.

No sh*t.

You must report immediately to

your parole officer. Thank you, Citizen.

No, thank you.

- Frey, fracture, Bed 2.

- Just let us work, okay? Let us work.


Frey. I thought you were...

When did you get back?

Been back for a while.

I see things haven't changed.

- No, this wasn't even my fault.

- Of course not.

- Let me have a look. Pretty bad break.

- It isn't pleasant.

So you're a nurse, huh? You did it.


That's great.

You still stealing cars?

No. God, no. I don't do any

of that stupid sh*t anymore.

I work at Armadyne.

- On the line, working my way up.

- They need you on the third floor.

Be right there.

So, you know, now that you're back-

Just a second, Max. Two seconds.

Dominica. Can you take over here?

Hey, listen. Now, you know,

because you're back and everything-

Max, I'm so sorry. I have to go.

It's good to see you.

Stay out of trouble.

I do.

Dr. Rodriguez, call the OR.

Dr. Rodriguez, call the OR.

- Out of the way, sir.

- Look, I get it.

I know why you left the neighborhood.

I understand.

If I was as smart as you, I would have

left too. Have dinner with me. Just...

All right. Look, I'll settle for a coffee.

- No.

- Oh, Jesus.

I gotta break my other arm

to get attention?

- Stop. Stop.

- Because I will do that.

My life is complicated, Max.

I just- I- I- I miss you.

- My shift ends at 8 on Wednesday, okay?

- Yeah. All right.

- Coffee.

- Yeah, coffee. Right.

Get out of here.

All parolees must pass

Weapons inspection.


I'd just like to explain-

Max Da Costa. Violation of Penal Code

2219 today at Bus Stop 34B.

Yes, that's exactly what I wanted

to talk about.

See, there was a misunderstanding.

Immediate extension of parole

by eight months.

Wait, what? No, no, no.

I can explain what happened.

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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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