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Severance (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  25 August 2006 (UK)
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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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David Gilliam ...
George
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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 actor who plays the irate bus driver, Sándor Boros is a Hungarian stunt driver, and it is he who drives the bus during the crash scene. In the DVD featurette Crashing a Coach (2007), director Christopher Smith goes into detail about how the crash scene was staged, and in it, he points out how the Hungarian stunt team were "less concerned with health and safety issues" than British stunt teams. Smith explains that for the crash scene, the stunt coordinator told Boros to drive at 35mph, but Boros felt this wouldn't produce a good enough scene, so he hit the stunt ramp at 50mph, producing a much more spectacular crash than Smith wanted. As it was a one-time only shot, this newly spectacular crash forced a hasty rewriting of the screenplay, as due to the severity of the crash, the characters now needed to be substantially more injured than was originally planned. Smith was also amazed that the only safety equipment Boros used during the scene was a seat belt and a motorcycle helmet. Indeed, during the stunt, Boros was knocked completely unconscious. See more »

Goofs

When George is hanging upside down it is clearly visible that his nostrils are blocked, this to prevent blood from seeping into them. See more »

Quotes

Gordon: [after he's lost half his leg and been in a bus crash] I think I've broken my arm
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Soundtracks

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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Fantastic Film!
11 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw a screening of this film recently and loved it! It is truly original and one of the best horror/black comedy films I have ever seen.

The story is gripping and the cast is excellent - some of the finest British actors give star performances - in particular a stellar performance from Danny Dyer.

Normally this type of film can be all blood and guts, but Severance manages to combine the horror element (ie enough blood & gore!) with a gripping story line which keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the film.

You will be either clutching the person next to you or howling with laughter as the filmmakers take you on an extreme roller-coaster ride. I will be surprised if this film is not a huge hit!!


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