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Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

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Xavier Gens
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lauren German ... Eva
Michael Biehn ... Mickey
Milo Ventimiglia ... Josh
Courtney B. Vance ... Delvin
Ashton Holmes ... Adrien
Rosanna Arquette ... Marilyn
Iván González ... Sam
Michael Eklund ... Bobby
Abbey Thickson ... Wendi
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Liz (as Jennifer Blanc)
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Storyline

Nuclear explosions force the residents of a New York apartment block to run from the building. However, the explosions force them into a basement. Eight residents are holed up in the building's bomb shelter. They must acclimatise to each other in difficult, cramped conditions. Written by Anonymous

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To survive the end of the world you must first survive each other. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing strong violence and sexuality, and for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Aislados See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,676
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in chronological sequence. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, the toilet is located in a large room next to the shower. This room is shown to be just outside of Mickey's "private room". However, at the end when Eva is escaping through the toilet/septic system, she locks herself in the safe and exits through the toilet, which has now miraculously moved from outside Mickey's room to inside the safe room. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: [to Josh] I'm not your nanny, you arrogant prick!
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Available on DVD/Bluray as both Rated and Unrated versions. See more »

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References Alive (1993) See more »

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Alone
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Surprisingly well written, yet not for everyone
27 March 2012 | by yourpaldanSee all my reviews

I found this film by chance, without having heard anything about it, so I went in with no expectations. But I love me a good apocalyptic flick, even though most are very predictable. This one is not predictable. And even though the setting is after the apocalypse, the story is really about human nature, a la Lord of the Flies.

The peoples reactions to the events, and to each other, are extreme, yet believable. The acting is very good, among the best i've seen lately in a sci-fi picture. Yet it was the writing that truly took me in. The story is paced very evenly, and proceeds towards it's inevitable conclusion without pause or remorse.

I have to say that this movie is not for children or even most adults. There are strong elements of violence and sexuality that are far beyond what most people can stomach. With this in mind, however, I found the psychological elements to be far more disturbing than the graphic scenes. We don't like to think that people are capable of certain things, but in extreme conditions people can be pushed to do the unimaginable.

This is the the important point of the film, rather than the storyline, or "how the world ends". It's about how we can self destruct, as individuals.

While I will be disturbed by the imagery for a few days, I really still loved this movie, and recommend it to anyone with a strong stomach.


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