After a nuke bomb, residents of a building manage to rush into the building's bomb shelter before the superintendent seals the door. The group acclimatizes to the cramped surroundings while the superintendent asserts his dominance over the shelter and its inhabitants.Written by
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Throughout the film, the toilet is located in a large room next to the shower. This room is shown to be just outside of Mickey's "private room". However, at the end when Eva is escaping through the toilet/septic system, she locks herself in the safe and exits through the toilet, which has now miraculously moved from outside Mickey's room to inside the safe room. See more »
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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