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Sharlto Copley’s character Kruger is clearly South African, which is obvious from his accent, the various slang he uses, and several images of the South African flag on his ship and clothing. The name Kruger is significant in South African history and culture: Paul Kruger (Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger) was a four-term State President of the South African Republic in the late 1800s. The Krugerrand is a 1 troy ounce South African gold coin; it is named for Paul Kruger and for the rand, the official South African unit of currency.

The configuration of the space station Elysium is a pentagram, a 5-pointed star in a circle. To Neo-Platonists it meant “health” (with healing a key theme in the movie); to early Christians it represented the 5 wounds of Jesus (if one point is going up); to satanists it represented the great goat Satan (if two points are going up).

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Cinema, short for cinematography, is often used to refer to the industry of films and filmmaking or to the art of filmmaking itself. The contemporary definition of cinema is the art of simulating experiences to communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere.


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