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The Day (I) (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Horror  |  20 September 2012 (Russia)
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A group of five people working to stay alive in a post-apocalyptic future discover what they think is a safe, abandoned farmhouse, but they soon find themselves fighting to stay alive as a gang of bloodthirsty predators attack.


(as Doug Aarniokoski)


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This film is set in the near future in a post-apocalyptic time with five survivors struggling to get through each day. They are on the move to find food and other survivors as well as a safe place to hold up for a while. They stumble across a dilapidated house in the country, so they check it out when things turn bad. The house is not as safe as they hoped, and there are other people who have morbid uses for them. Will they survive? Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Fight. Or die.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

24 Horas Para Sobreviver  »

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$10,121 (USA) (31 August 2012)


$20,502 (USA) (7 September 2012)

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Michael Eklund deliberately kept himself apart from the rest of the actors as he wanted to maintain a distance between their different characters. See more »


The closed captioning for this movie lags about 15 seconds behind the audio. For those relying on CC, it makes this movie almost unwatchable. See more »


Mary: [on resorting to canabalism] I choose to survive
Adam: NO! You choose to murder
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" The Day " - Charcterization Rules
23 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught "The Day" at midnight madness during TIFF. The survival plot is subordinate to the characters, and the film's physical lack of saturated color is offset by the richly developed auras of the cast. We all know what to expect in a post apocalyptic film, but the story line of this film only serves as a backdrop to masterful development of each individual character's personal and interactive actions, reactions and motivations. The film starts off slowly, but it takes a while to understand the deeper aspects of each character's personality. The tempo picks up dramatically once the viewer comes to know each character and the intense action that follows leads to a memorable - truly memorable - conclusion. The writer, director and cast are youthful and perhaps some of this youth shows through from time to time in the film, but the film's effect on me was more real than unreal with questions about humanity that linger.

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