Elysium
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DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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Edition:
Widescreen ed.
Publisher, Date:
[United States] : Columbia, 2013.
Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In the year 2154, two groups of people remain: the extremely wealthy, who reside on an immaculate man-made space station named Elysium, and the rest, who occupy an overpopulated, destroyed Earth. Max decides to embark on a mission that could bring equality to the opposed worlds.
"This is one of the better action films of the year."--Richard Roeper
"Elysium" is an action movie made for people thinking about something besides things blowing up. Damon shows you everything without trying to show you anything - at least without seeming like he's trying. He's like looking into clear water."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Elysium delivers sci-fi without dumbing it down. It's a hell-raiser with a social conscience."--Rolling Stone
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
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Notes:
Director, Neill Blomkamp.
Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, Matt Damon, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, Wagner Moura.
DVD.
English audio; French, Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Publisher Number:
11021226
Local Availability:1 (of 1)
Current Holds:
0
Call Number:
DVD E
# System items in:
1
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[videorecording].
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In a future in which the privileged reside on an Earth-orbiting space station named Elysium and the less fortunate live on the surface of the blighted, overpopulated planet below, one man dares to defy the strict anti-immigration laws that separate the two disparate worlds in order to save all of mankind in this visceral sci-fi action thriller from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. The year is 2154, and the division between social classes has grown wider than ever before. As the rich enjoy a life of luxury and access to cutting-edge medical technology on Elysium, the rest of the human race contend with poverty, crime, and disease on the surface of planet Earth. Meanwhile, hard-line immigration laws ensure that only those who have been explicitly approved will ever set foot on the elusive paradise in the stars. 36-year-old Max (Matt Damon) lives in an L.A. shantytown and earns his living by working on an Armadyne assembly line. He's had a rough past, but he's struggling to stay on the right side of the law when he realizes that his only hope for survival after being exposed to deadly radiation is to reach Elysium. Should Max succeed, he will strike a major blow for equality in the eyes of his fellow surface dwellers; should he fail, it will mean certain death. In his quest to become the hero who can restore the balance between the rich and the poor, however, Max must first do battle with Elysium's hawkish Secretary of Defense Delacourt (Jodie Foster), who has devoted her entire career to maintaining that division, and whose key enforcer Kruger (Sharlto Copley) is notorious for his brutal tactics in driving out illegals. With the fates of millions hanging in the balance, Max sets his sights on Elysium and never looks back. Alice Braga, Diego Luna, William Fichtner, and Faran Tahir co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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