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The Divide

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.

In the near future, New York City is destroyed by an apocalyptic event;
 In this graphic and violent, nine strangers-all tenants of a New York high rise apartment-escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building's bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. While everyone in the bunker allows themselves to be overcome by desperation and lose their humanity, one survivor holds onto a thin chance for escape even with no promise of salvation on the outside.

Plodding and repetitive in its efforts to maintain pressure-cooker intensity, The Divide resembles nothing so much as an extended "Twilight Zone" episode as it brings a sci-fi twist to a familiar scenario about stressed characters who bring out the worst in each other while trapped in close quarters. (Variety : Joe Leydon)0

Directed by Xavier Gens

Produced by Ross M. Dinerstein
Juliette Hagopian
Darryn Welch

Written by Karl Mueller
Eron Sheean

Starring Michael Biehn
Lauren German
Milo Ventimiglia

Release date    March 13, 2012

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