Xavier Gens’ “The Divide” sure looks like it’s headed to DVD, or VOD as is the fashion nowadays, and possibly a limited theatrical run or two. After playing the festival circuit, there’s still no concrete date for the film’s release yet. But if you’re curious like I am about the movie, here are three clips to keep you occupied while we wait patiently for someone to release this thing. Warning: one of the clip is a Red Band ditty. I think you can guess which one, though.
In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, 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. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, and they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness, each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. 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.
The survivors include Milo Ventimiglia, Ashton Holmes, Michael Biehn, Lauren German, Peter Stormare, Rosanna Arquette, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Eklund, and Iván González.
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