Brett & Cliff's Flea Circus: A movie and TV podcast


District 9 (2009): Neil Blomkamp's South African alien parable

Season 4, Ep. 16

We talk about 2009's District 9, which made a star of Sharlto Copley and opened doors in Hollywood for director Neil Blomkamp.

Music comes from Mild Horses with The Work.

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