If the entire world was destroyed in a nuclear explosion, could the survivors still count on their humanity or dignity? Not really, director Xavier Gens seems to be saying in his latest film, “The Divide.”
Though not out yet in theaters, the post-apocalyptic drama with touches of horror and dark comedy is already getting rave reviews.
Judging by the official, full-length trailer, it’s no surprise why: Gens (“Hitman”) is a master at building up tension and then having it released in the most violent manner imaginable.
Also starring Michael Biehn in what is described as the most powerful performance of his career, Milo Ventimiglia, Rosanna Arquette and Michael Eklund, the film focuses on the now-overdone narrative of the haven that becomes a rat trap when panic settles in among survivors.
Nevertheless, in Gens’ able hands, panic attains a new dimension and thus, the fall is that much steeper. Indeed, those who died in the blast were the lucky ones.