While the ambitious narrative bites off far more than can be satisfactorily chewed and digested, the fantastic ride through what must be a completely fictional world (right?) is worth a view.
The world is obviously fictional but it is based on true events. Back in the 1960's the apartheid government, in South Africa, ruled that there will be separation between the different race groups. The separation was at first mild and people learnt to accept it. White people had to live in 'white' areas and black people had to stay in 'black' areas. Much the same as the aliens in the film. Then the government decided that some of the places that were reserved for 'blacks' were too close to the city and they should be occupied by 'whites'. One of these places, just outside of Cape Town, was district 6 (hint hint :)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Six,_Cape_Town). The govermant went there to clear out the people under the pretense that it was a slum. So that is the basic idea behind the movie.
Feb 16 - 11:13 AM
Well actually this was based of true events. Obviously not with aliens but race. This happened in South Africa in the 1980s(or maybe the 60's). Infact I believe there is a movie based on this called District 6
Mar 31 - 03:59 PM