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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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Nuclear explosions force the residents of a New York apartment block to run from the building. However, the explosions force them into a basement. Eight residents are holed up in the building's bomb shelter. They must acclimatise to each other in difficult, cramped conditions. Written by Anonymous

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The lucky ones died in the blast. See more »


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

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20 April 2012 (UK)  »

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Aislados  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,000 (USA) (15 January 2012)

Gross:

$22,000 (USA) (15 January 2012)
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2.35 : 1
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The opening pre-credits scenes were shot in a single day. 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. However, it is plausible that the Mickey character gets the facts mixed up or fails to remember them properly in the stressful situation. See more »

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Mickey: Shame we let those bodies go rotten.
Sam: What do you mean?
Mickey: You ever heard about that rugby team that survived the Andes?
Sam: Their plane crashed.
Bobby: They were forced to eat their friends and family. They survived up there for months.
Mickey: They ate everything - ears, toes, assholes.
Bobby: Uh-huh, arms, legs, brains, the spleen. The only thing they didn't eat was the penis. If worse comes to worst, you all have full permission to eat my body. Yeah, you do. But not my penis. Nobody - nobody but nobody eats Bobby's ...
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Referenced in Inside Horror: Bloody Valentines (2012) See more »

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Alone
Written by Yasmine Meddour
Performed by Yasmine Meddour
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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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