Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Alive in Joburg

Alive in Joburg is the short film on which District 9 is based. It's worth watching if you've seen D9. Somehow I completely missed D9 this year. But this Christmas we rented the DVD and I finally got to see it. What a great classic Sci-Fi movie. I love the main character Wikus van der Merwe, played by Sharlto Copley. This was his debut as an actor (he directed Alive in Joburg).

1 comment:

  1. I did not think District 9 was all that great when we went to see it. It really portrait Jo'burg poorly... other than Totsi and Invictus, they barely have movies with South Africa as home base. It would have been nice to see a movie with a meaningful plot shot there. Don't you agree?