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The Divide (2011)

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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 refuge 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; young men 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 shooting at three suited men and flees back 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... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 April 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Aislados  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$22,000 (USA) (13 January 2012)

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cast did a lot of improvisation throughout the shooting of the movie. See more »


The men in white suits cut open part of the door but later on this hole disappears. See more »


Josh: What's the going rate on a bottle of water, Sancho?
Bobby: Got to be some infidelity for sure.
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Performed by E.T.
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User Reviews

Surprisingly well written, yet not for everyone
27 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film by chance, without having heard anything about it, so I went in with no expectations. But I love me a good apocalyptic flick, even though most are very predictable. This one is not predictable. And even though the setting is after the apocalypse, the story is really about human nature, a la Lord of the Flies.

The peoples reactions to the events, and to each other, are extreme, yet believable. The acting is very good, among the best i've seen lately in a sci-fi picture. Yet it was the writing that truly took me in. The story is paced very evenly, and proceeds towards it's inevitable conclusion without pause or remorse.

I have to say that this movie is not for children or even most adults. There are strong elements of violence and sexuality that are far beyond what most people can stomach. With this in mind, however, I found the psychological elements to be far more disturbing than the graphic scenes. We don't like to think that people are capable of certain things, but in extreme conditions people can be pushed to do the unimaginable.

This is the the important point of the film, rather than the storyline, or "how the world ends". It's about how we can self destruct, as individuals.

While I will be disturbed by the imagery for a few days, I really still loved this movie, and recommend it to anyone with a strong stomach.

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