R | | Horror, Thriller
A wealthy family are held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.
Yuli Daniel wrote a similar story in a short novel called "This is Moscow Speaking." Under Nikita Khrushchev's rule, dissidents like Daniel had some limited freedom to write stories critical of the Soviet government. However, this ended when Leonid Brezhnev came to power, and in 1965, Daniel was arrested and tried along with companion Andrei Sinayevskii, for writing "This is Moscow Speaking," among other stories he wrote, in the first show trial since Stalin's Purge. Early the next year, Daniel and Sinayevskii were found guilty and sent to a labor camp in Siberia. This marked the end of the freedom of the dissidents' movement in the USSR.
We're gonna make it through tonight and everything's going to be okay.
Zoey Sandin: Nothing is ever going to be okay again dad.
Right after the Sandins commence lock down, Zoe heads to her room. She stands in front of her mirror, wearing lipstick but when she walks back over to her bed to lie down, she's no longer wearing any lipstick.
$34,058,360 (USA) (9 June 2013)
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