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

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Billy
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Richard
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David Gilliam ...
George
Juli Drajkó ...
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Sándor Boros ...
Coach Driver
Levente Törköly ...
Lodge Killer
János Oláh ...
Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz ...
Head-squish Killer
Bela Kasi ...
Headbutt Killer
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

25 August 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mutilados  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,316 (USA) (18 May 2007)

Gross:

$136,432 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Trivia

The logo for Palisades Defence - more or less a square with one corner missing - is a sly hint at the company's way of doing business: by "cutting corners". See more »

Goofs

When the land-mine that Richard is stepping from explodes you can clearly see that the explosion takes place in a completely different part of the forest; the tree on the left side of the screen which wasn't there before, the soldiers balancing over the horizontal-tree are completely gone, the background lighting is completely different). See more »

Quotes

Steve: [Trousers round his ankles, urinating] Listen - now I know we're mates, but if you look at my cock one more time, I'm gonna kick off.
Billy: What are you talking about? I have not once looked at your winkie!
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We'll Meet Again
Performed by Ed Harcourt
Written and Composed by Hugh Charles & Ross Parker
Published by Dash Music Co Ltd
Arranged by Seanine Joyce & Christian Henson
Strings Conducted by Seanine Joyce
Produced by Christian Henson
Ed Harcourt appears courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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Clever, witty and scary!
14 August 2006 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this film premiere in Manchester as part of the Sky Festival and I have to say, I was impressed. I went in expecting nothing much, having read the comments and other info on IMDb before I went. However, these do not do this film justice.

It was witty, clever, well written but managed to balance this perfectly with it's horror elements. The idea behind the story is seemingly unique within cinema, and therefore was interesting and kept the viewer gripped. The acting was of a high standard in particular, Andy Nyman. I would say that Danny Dyer's role was well-played etc etc, but I met him afterwards, (and there was also a Q+A session) and he was rather obnoxious, I didn't like him (think Moff from Human Traffic... that wasn't method acting).

As for the direction, it is very commendable, in fact, the director Chris Smith, held a Q+A after the film and he definitely knew what he was talking about, as a big horror fan/geek, that was refreshing to see, particularly since none of his other films have approached this genre with any gusto. The film is reminiscent of Calvaire (the ordeal) and you can definitely see this in the direction - (he did say that Calvaire was one of his favourite films when I questioned him about the similarities).

Overall the film is definitely worth your hard earned £6. A wonderful example of GOOD contemporary British cinema, something which is difficult to find these days. However, I can't help wondering whether or not it's all an allegory to British rave culture...?!?!


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