When a mysterious cataclysmic bomb devastates New York, eight strangers take refuge in the basement of their apartment building. The residents soon succumb to cabin fever as fear of sickness, dwindling supplies, and ruthless outside invaders, plays on their mind. However Eva, the only young woman, has her own worries as the men begin to regress into dangerous packs. She quickly learns to be ruthless if she wants to survive, aware that her sanctuary is becoming her hell. Will her survival ultimately be at the expense of her humanity? –SXSW
To put it succinctly, this is a movie with no artistic or entertainment value. I didn't think I'd be able to have a more unpleasant, angering movie watching experience then that time I rented Meet the Spartans as a joke, but The Divide handily delivers. I wish I could give it negative stars.
Grisly and disturbing to say the least. The director does not aim for realism but sensationalism with the movie's depiction of human cruelty. One might argue that the characters descend into depravity conveniently quick but that is beside the point. The point is to examine the worst possible behaviour in an extreme situation. If you want something similar that plays for realism watch Haneke's Time Of The Wolf.