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Elysium, also called Elysian Fields or Elysian Plain, in Greek mythology, originally the paradise to which heroes on whom the gods conferred immortality were sent. In Homer’s writings the Elysian Plain was a land of perfect happiness at the end of the Earth, on the banks of the Oceanus. In the earlier authors, only those specially favoured by the gods entered Elysium and were made immortal.
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Elysium, in the year 2154.(film)
Elysium is a 2013 American science fiction action film, which takes place in a futuristic era and in an imaginary world.
The film takes place on both a ravaged Earth and a luxurious artificial world (Stanford torus design, one of the proposed NASA designs) called Elysium.
This official trailer gives you plenty of reasons to watch Elysium, a movie that can be watched with family or friends. It stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, and Sharlto Copley. This is the story of humans, separated into two categories: the rich, on the perfect space station called Elysium, live long, because there is no disease, no poverty, no war, nothing that cannot destroy them, and the others, the poor, those who live below, on Earth totally devastated, destroyed by overpopulation, disease, poverty and raging crime.
The people living on Earth are desperately trying to escape the crime and the growing poverty. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, also director of the highly acclaimed film District 9, Elysium brings you action, an incredible story, beautiful sets and stunning special effects. The film itself offers deliberate social commentary that explores political and sociological themes such as immigration, overpopulation, transhumanism, health care, worker exploitation, the justice system, and social class issues.
Max, an ordinary man, for whom joining Elysium has become vital, is the only person who can restore the inequality between these two worlds. Following an accident, when her life hangs by a thread, hesitates to take part in this more than dangerous mission: to oppose Secretary Delacourt and her armed forces. On the other hand, if he succeeds, he will save not only his life, but also that of millions of other people on Earth…
In Europe, the Covid-19 crisis had eclipsed the migration challenge recurring every summer since the wave of 2015. The gradual lifting of travel restrictions, which facilitates illegal immigration, has been accompanied by a new wave of migrant flotillas on European shores. In 2021 this soap opera is marked by the spread of a new variant : the blackmail of migrants, which unscrupulous states wield as a geopolitical weapon in the face of an unarmed Europe, as it has applied itself to "externalizing" the problem and to be divided on the management of this file. By Frontex's own admission, the borders of the Schengen area are a sieve. Instead of strengthening them, Europe has "outsourced" control of borders.
Director Neill Blomkamp expressed later some regrets regarding Elysium, commenting: I feel like ultimately the story is not the right story... I still think the satirical idea of a ring, filled with rich people, hovering above the impoverished Earth, is an awesome idea.
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