Top 9 District 9 Movie Facts

Following is our collection of District 9 facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of District 9 film message.

Every time Wikus Van Der Merwe talks to the cameraman, he calls him Trent. The actual name of the films DP also is Trent Opaloch.
Every time Wikus Van Der Merwe talks to the cameraman, he calls him Trent. The actual name of the films DP also is Trent Opaloch.
One of the MNU staff members tells the film crew that "Vikers had been the only human that had ever successfully combined with alien genetics and remained alive," suggesting that the MNU had captured humans as well as prawns and tried to combine them.
One of the MNU staff members tells the film crew that "Vikers had been the only human that had ever successfully combined with alien genetics and remained alive," suggesting that the MNU had captured humans as well as prawns and tried to combine them.

District 9 Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The language used by the aliens was created by rubbing a pumpkin

  2. The aliens are called "prawns" because they physically resemble Parktown prawns, a cricket species endemic to South Africa that are considered pests

  3. Just before Christopher turns on the Command Module, there is a brief panning shot where you can see a recess in the Mothership where the Command Module fits into (Center of the screenshot)

District 9 Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The entrance to Bio-lab 01 has a sign that reads 'Tetravaal Biosecurity'. Tetravaal would then become the robotics company featured in director Neill Blomkamp's later movie Chappie (2015).
    The entrance to Bio-lab 01 has a sign that reads 'Tetravaal Biosecurity'. Tetravaal would then become the robotics company featured in director Neill Blomkamp's later movie Chappie (2015).
  • 1 - There is a Tetra Vaal logo in the MNU building. This is a callback to an earlier short film by Neill Blomkamp, who later used the same premise for Chappie.
    There is a Tetra Vaal logo in the MNU building. This is a callback to an earlier short film by Neill Blomkamp, who later used the same premise for Chappie.

District 9 Hidden Details

When Wikus is being tortured and asked to kill the prawn that was his new target, he exclaims he'd rather shoot a pig. Later on in the movie while in his mech, Wikus throws a pig at a MNU soldier

District 9 poster
District 9 poster

District 9 Plot

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of District 9. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Neill Blomkamp
Stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike
IMDB score 7.9