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Alive in Joburg (2005)

An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

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Dawie Ackermann ...
Afrikaans Professor
Sweetness Hlomza
Patrick Hlomza
Bennet Mogobithla
Zakiel Mogobithla
Jess Newing
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An eerie tale of a close encounter of the third kind in Johannesburg.

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District 9 (one of Blomkamp's later films) is based on this short. Both Alive in Joburg and District 9 were written and directed by Neil Blomkamp. See more »

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Alien: We don't want to be here, this place doesn't want us... we have nothing, nothing.
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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #42.2 (2009) See more »

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Cleverly thought short.
11 May 2009 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I hunted this short down after watching the trailer for District 9. And you have to hand it to Blonkampp for avoiding a plot-driven mess that this movie could have made. It's interesting to set the film in South Africa as well. The many perceptions throughout Alive in Joburg creates the questions needed to ask about these aliens that are genuinely terrifying in appearance. And the open-ended finale can be finally touched upon 4 years after Blonkampp began this. Does anyone think Blonkampp has the chops to handle Halo if District 9 works out? The short and the trailer would have you think so, but honestly, let's wait for August to continue that debate.


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