Strongly tipped as a filmmaker to watch on the strength of his astonishing debut feature Frontier(s) and hard-hitting follow up Hitman, director Xavier Gens fulfils all expectations with his latest offering, The Divide, an intense, post-apocalyptic shocker starring Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) and Courney B Vance (The Closer), which lands in UK cinemas on Friday, 20 April.
As an onslaught of nuclear missiles falls on New York City, a group of tenants and the caretaker of an apartment building find refuge in the bunker-like basement. But as the days and nights slowly tick by, their sanctuary starts to resemble something more akin to a living hell. Adding further terror to the situation, the shelter is then attacked by armed assailants, their motives unknown. This new threat forces the trapped victims to unite against a common enemy, but it is a unity that proves to be short-lived.
With little chance of rescue and almost certain death awaiting them on the outside, the survivors slowly begin to descend into madness as food and water supplies dwindle, tensions flare and self-preservation becomes the only option. The ensuing power struggle leads to physical, psychological and sexual torment among the group as each member loses touch with his and her humanity. Despite this, one individual holds on to the hope of some form of salvation beyond the thick concrete walls of what may soon become nothing more than a tomb.
Fancy winning two tickets to see The Divide at the Empire Leicester Square in London? Just e-mail us at email@example.com with the answer to this question.
Q: What character did Michael Biehn play in the 1984 sci-fi The Terminator?
Please put ‘The Divide’ in the subject line. The first name out of the hat gets the tickets, and an exclusive T-shirt, while a runner-up will score a T-shirt. Terms and Conditions apply (see below). Competition closes 10am Friday 20 April. Winner annnounced 12noon Friday 20 April.
Check out the Total Fan Hubsite for more information about the film.
Opens in UK cinemas 20 April
T&C • First prize consists of two tickets and one T-shirt, and is only open to UK residents who are 18 or over as the film has an 18 Certificate. Winner can choose any screening at the Empire Leicester Square only, between Friday 20 April and Friday 27 April, but must supply us with full name, address and contact number, so that the tickets can be set aside at the box office for collection. Transport costs are not included.