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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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Xavier Gens
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lauren German ... Eva
Michael Biehn ... Mickey
Milo Ventimiglia ... Josh
Courtney B. Vance ... Delvin
Ashton Holmes ... Adrien
Rosanna Arquette ... Marilyn
Iván González ... Sam
Michael Eklund ... Bobby
Abbey Thickson ... Wendi
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Liz (as Jennifer Blanc)
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Aislados See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,676
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mickey was more of a racist in the original script. See more »

Goofs

Near the end when Eva escapes the bunker (1h:56m:19s) the camera pans down and she is seen walking through a body of water. The left side reflection in the water clearly does not match the CGI background. See more »

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Mickey: [after slapping Sam] Don't be scared, Wendy. Uncle Mickey only slaps little girls. And you're a big girl, aren't you?
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Available on DVD/Bluray as both Rated and Unrated versions. See more »

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Referenced in Inside Horror: Bloody Valentines (2012) See more »

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A surprise for me.
28 March 2012 | by horizon2008See all my reviews

Im not sure why some people here have given The Divide one star. One person even called it torture porn (Im not sure how many movies this reviewer has seen but I reckon he certainly doesn't know what the torture porn genre looks like). I cant say it was an "art" movie either which has been indicated (by some) for some reason. The Divide is an apocalyptic tale based on the aftermath of the destruction of NYC by nuclear attack and how a few survivors, sheltering in a basement of a building, slowly fall apart as their grim situation becomes apparent. As already stated, the acting is quite good for the most part, and as the movie develops some scenes will be a little unsettling for some but its all in the vein of the story. I enjoyed it immensely, all the more so for not hearing of the movie anywhere in the media. At the beginning it seemed as if it would just be another load of emotional drama loosely attached to the apocalyptic situation above (something which plagues TV series like The Walking Dead (just not enough zombies for me, and far too much chitty chat) but it soon became apparent that this was not the case. The Divide descends into a dark hell of humanities worse attributes and two characters in particular cause the viewer to cringe as they play out their terrible roles. All in all, The Divide was excellent, and any mockers here really should stick to movies polished and shined by the big Hollywood multiplex puppetmasters. This ones recommended by me.


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