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Severance (2006)

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During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one.

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Christopher Smith

Writers:

James Moran (screenplay), Christopher Smith (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Stephens ... Harris
Claudie Blakley ... Jill
Andy Nyman ... Gordon
Babou Ceesay ... Billy
Tim McInnerny ... Richard
Laura Harris ... Maggie
Danny Dyer ... Steve
David Gilliam ... George
Julianna Drajkó ... Olga (as Juli Drajkó)
Judit Viktor ... Nadia
Sándor Boros Sándor Boros ... Coach Driver
Levente Törköly Levente Törköly ... Lodge Killer
János Oláh János Oláh ... Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz Attila Ferencz ... Head-squish Killer
Bela Kasi Bela Kasi ... Headbutt Killer
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A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company Palisade Defence when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead. Written by Tomius J. Barnard

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Another bloody office outing. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug content and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Released in Spain as a double feature with Black Sheep (2006) See more »

Goofs

When Gordon is being tortured, his missing leg changes from his left to his right one and back again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Gordon: [Steve is eating magic mushrooms, the coach sharply stops] Anyone need first aid?
Steve: I might do in about 20 minutes...
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Connections

References Shaun of the Dead (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Word Up
Performed by Cameo
Written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Action-Packed British Horror Film
3 March 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division of the multi-national weapons company Palisade Defence when they become the victims of a group of crazed killers who will stop at nothing to see them dead.

I recall this film coming out in 2006 and getting a lot of positive buzz from horror fans. For one reason or another, I never ended up watching it until now (March 2013). And I must say, the buzz was probably correct -- while not among the best horror films out there, it sure is well above average.

The trick of this film is that it is a horror film, but only in its feeling. Terrorists, a bus flipping over, guns and bombs... that is an action film. This should be an action comedy. But the style is definitely in the horror vein, with the way certain things are presented (particularly the bear trap). What makes a horror film a horror film? That question has been asked many times, and I think this film definitely makes you wonder.

Although many of the references were lost on me, I now know (from looking into the production) that many of the scenes were evoking Kubrick ("2001", "Strangelove" and "Clockwork Orange") and other notable directors. I love it. I love the subtlety of these homages... the "Clockwork" scene was clear to me, but I also am probably most familiar with that Kubrick film (although I have seen them all at least once).

I would need to see this again to fully review it, but my initial impression is that it is a great blend of action, humor and horror. Well worth a look.


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Country:

UK | Germany | Hungary

Language:

English | Hungarian | Russian

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Severance See more »

Filming Locations:

Mountain range Mátra, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,316, 20 May 2007

Gross USA:

$137,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,515,163
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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