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The Divide (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  20 April 2012 (UK)
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Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

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After a nuclear attack, seven dwellers of an apartment building seek refugee in a bunker in the basement of the building where the super, Mickey, lives. He rations water and supplies among the group formed by Eva and her boyfriend Sam; the gays Bobby and Josh and his brother Adrien; Marilyn and her daughter Wendi; and Delvin. When five invaders break into their shelter wearing protective clothing and breathing apparatuses, they abduct Wendi but the survivors succeed in killing two of the men. Josh wears the only clothing that was not damaged and discovers a strange research center where he finds Wendi contained in some kind of stasis device along with other children apparently collected by the unknown men in suits. He is discovered and ends up shoots at three men and returns to the shelter. Soon the group learns that the invaders have welded their access door from outside and they are trapped inside the bunker. Marilyn and Sam get crazy and the tense situation and the lack of water ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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To survive the end of the world you must first survive each other. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing strong violence and sexuality, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,000 (USA) (13 January 2012)

Gross:

$22,000 (USA) (13 January 2012)
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The production hired a nutritionist who started the actors on a diet plan. See more »

Goofs

Mickey asks if they ever saw what happened to the Japanese when "we dropped Little Boy on Nagasaki". The Little Boy nuclear bomb was, in fact, dropped on Hiroshima on Aug 6, 1945. Nagasaki was hit with the Fat Man bomb 3 days later. See more »

Quotes

Wendi: I don't want to be down here. I want to go now.
Mickey: I know, sweetie. But Uncle Mickey says we have to stay.
Wendi: Why?
Mickey: Because your face will melt off and your hair will fall out.
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Dividing
25 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

There is not much you can say about the story (though I won't reveal anything, not even the general storyline, which can be read here or seen in the trailer), but that doesn't matter that much. What does matter is the fact, that the movie can create a mood, a tension and hold it throughout. Which is a real achievement.

And the Kudos have to go to the screenwriter and the casting people. Which of course falls back on the actors chosen. This could have easily felt very cliché, but it doesn't. There are choices to be made and the actors are very convincing. You may see where this is heading (general direction), but it still has a big impact. It touches on many emotions and has drama in it, that will leave you interested how it evolves and where it will lead to ...


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