Matt Damon and Jodie Foster star in Neill Blomkamp's (District 9) second film about a futuristic battle raging between the people stuck on a wasteland Earth and the wealthy citizens of Elysium, a luxurious floating utopia.
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on the pristine man-made space station, and the rest who live on overpopulated Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Foster), a hard line government ofﬁcial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the lifestyle of the elite citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarised worlds.