Which film is about wealth, inequality, the alienation of the super rich, and the poor?
A film released in August 2013 about wealth, inequality, the alienation of the super rich and the poor was "Elysium". It is an American dystopian science fiction action film that was written, produced, and directed by Neill Blomkamp. It stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Alice Braga, and Sharlto Copley. Cinematography was handled by Trent Opaloch and editing was done by Julian Clarke and Lee Smith. Ryan Amon directed the film's music score. The film was distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing through the TriStar Pictures label.
"Elysium" takes place on both a ravaged Earth and a luxurious artificial world (Stanford torus design, one of the proposed NASA designs) called Elysium. The film offers deliberate social commentary that explores political and sociological themes such as immigration, overpopulation, transhumanism, health care, worker exploitation, the human justice system, and social class issues.
This film was was a modest success and received generally positive reviews from critics and movie goers. At the box office, "Elysium" grossed $286.1 million against a budget of $115 million US dollars. It made a net profit of $18 million, when factoring together all expenses and revenues for the film.