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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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Gilliam ...
Juli Drajkó ...
Sándor Boros ...
Coach Driver
Levente Törköly ...
Lodge Killer
János Oláh ...
Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz ...
Head-squish Killer
Bela Kasi ...
Headbutt Killer


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£483,152 (UK) (25 August 2006)


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

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Did You Know?


A second reference to Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is the ending song, "We'll Meet Again," played at the end of both films. The version played in "Severance" is a hard rock version, however. See more »


(at around 35 mins) Harris pours himself water twice. He grabs the glass when Maggie says "Everyone calm down", then again when she says "Jill come with me". See more »


Steve: Just saw a geezer in a balaklava with a suitcase... No... more of a travel bag.
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Referenced in Being Danny Dyer (2007) See more »


Stars and Stripes Forever
Composed by John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Seanine Joyce
Produced by Christian Henson
Drums Programmed by Joe Henson
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Enjoyable British comedy/horror from the director of Creep.
18 November 2006 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Severance is a pitch-black comedy/horror that successfully blends laughs with outrageous scenes of extreme violence to tell the tale of a group of employees for a weapons company who, whilst on a team-building weekend in Eastern Europe, run into trouble when they are attacked by masked assailants.

I found the film to be both highly amusing and also rather creepy, although how much you enjoy the film will depend on how warped your sense of humour is. I liked it a lot, but then my sense of humour has always been rather questionable.

The story, which bears some resemblance in places to the extremely over-rated Hostel, allows some conjecture on the audience's part as to exactly who the killers are—something I particularly liked. Theories are bandied about by the film's characters, but the issue is never resolved absolutely, allowing the audience to decide for themselves.

The likable cast give sterling performances and manage both the comedic and horrific elements with ease. Director Christopher Smith, who also made the rather humdrum Creep, handles the action well, and the film moves at a brisk pace delivering plenty of chills and thrills along the way.

And to cap it all, Smith makes sure that the gore-hounds get their quota of blood 'n' guts, and even finds time to throw in a couple of topless escort girls for good measure.

I give Severance a very respectable 7 out of 10.

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