in about 100 words or lesss
US 109m, Colour
Director: Neill Blomkamp; Cast: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner
Elysium is a finely crafted post apocalyptic science fiction film set in 2154 in which a small number of extremely wealthy citizens have abandoned earth for a space station where they can live out idyllic lives away from the dangers, disease and violence which the remaining of earth’s population must endure. Floating high in the sky, Elysium is a constant reminder to earth’s inhabitants that they will never enjoy such a life. As a sociopolitical commentary on the widening gap between rich and poor and increasingly strict controls on immigration, Elysium is a glimpse into earth’s frightening near future (Klaus Ming August 2013).