Set in the year 2154, the very wealthy live on Elysium stanford torus, a massive high-tech utopian metropolis located in orbit around earth that is free of crime, war, poverty, hunger, and diseases, while everyone else lives on an overpopulated, ruined Earth below. The citizens of Elysium live a life of luxury while the citizens of the Earth struggle to survive on a daily basis and are desperate to escape the planet, but those who maintain Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ lifestyle, even destroying ships that attempt to get there. Having accidentally contracted a cancer virus at work, 36-year-old former car thief turned factory worker, Max DeCosta (Matt Damon), has five days to get to Elysium in order for him to be cured. In order to do so, Max straps into a powerful exoskeleton and, with a few companions, reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission which pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her secret police forces, led by the violent Kruger (Sharlto Copley).