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The Divide

The Divide
  • 2011
  • USA/Germany/Canada
  • 112 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Xavier Gens
  • Written by: Karl Mueller, Eron Sheean
  • Cast: Michael Biehn, Lauren German, Milo Ventimiglia
  • UK release: 20 April 2012

When Manhattan is hit by a nuclear strike, eight apartment block residents seek shelter in the basement dwelling of the janitor (Biehn), only to develop serious cabin fever. Nasty and nihilistic, it’s like Lord of the Flies with lashings of torture, rape and battery, but it boasts some stunning images.

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The Divide

19 Mar 20123 stars

A nasty and nihilistic portrait of rapid decline of civilisation

(18) 108mins Rarely will you see a film as nasty and nihilistic as Xavier Gens’ The Divide. The Frenchman scored a cult hit with 2007’s Frontier(s) before making his first foray into the studio system with the by numbers video game adaptation Hitman.

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