Xavier Gens, 2011, Germany / USA / Canada, 121 min
Actor Michael Eklund (Bobby) in attendance w/ Q&A following screening
Saskatchewan Theatrical Premiere, One Screening Only
Saturday, May 5 2012, 9:30 pm, The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 18)
Film contains sequences of Graphic Violence, Foul Language, Nudity, and Sexual Situations
Official Site: http://www.thedividethemovie.com
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A group of survivors are forced into the basement of their apartment building after a nuclear attack. Days and nights are spent with little food, little water and almost no hope of rescuing. Tensions and anger start to slowly build as the group realizes that their days are numbered.
“Xavier Gens has created one hell of an intriguing horror thriller.” – JoBlo’s Movie Emporium
“While most apocalypse film will present most people as good, ready to help each other, this comes perhaps because of some sense of hope. In The Divide, there is no hope, and so these humans are reduced to their worst and in most cases most horrifying characteristics. The end comes with both a bang and a whimper.” – Twitch Film
“The Divide is going to split audiences (sorry, couldn’t resist) with its duel nature both as a gristly horror freak-show, and a slow-burn science fiction thriller. If you read between the lines, you won’t find subtext as much as a delicious sense of ironic – and laconic – humour; perhaps the films chief surprise. Filmed in real time with the actors on a strict diet, you watch them physically (and mentally) waste away as the show goes on and the radiation in the air supply starts hair falling out. ” – Row Three
Director Xavier Gens knows how to make people squirm in their seats uncomfortably and THE DIVIDE does just that. Filmed in order the audience is brought along to watch both the characters and the actors as they slowly cave in on themselves both physically and mentally. THE DIVIDE is not a fun movie to watch but with its excellent direction and strong performances from Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette and Saskatoon’s own Michael Eklund one cannot help be drawn to catch a reflection of society overall caving in on itself through this small group of survivors. By the end of the movie you will be asking yourself it would have been better for all of them to have perished in the nuclear blast. – John Allison
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