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Severance (2006)

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

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Richard
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George
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Sándor Boros ...
Coach Driver
Levente Törköly ...
Lodge Killer
János Oláh ...
Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz ...
Head-squish Killer
Bela Kasi ...
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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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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug content and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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25 August 2006 (UK)  »

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Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£483,152 (UK) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$136,432 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Released in Spain as a double feature with Black Sheep (2006) See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 17 mins) 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 »

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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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Spoofs Nosferatu (1922) See more »

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Már Minálunk Babám
Words and Music by Zsigmond Bodrogi
Published by Editio Musica Budapest for The World
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An Absolutely Brilliant Blend of Humour and Suspense!
6 August 2006 | by (Berkeley, California - USA) – See all my reviews

Firstly, yes, it's a "slasher" movie by definition: people meet horrific ends through discomforting means. But unlike slasher movies with sophomoric scripts, this one get points for smart dialogue, strong political perspective and a high humor quotient.

Some, upon hearing the title "Severance," will think it a reference to loosing ones job. Upon hearing it's a slasher film, one might think the reference cuts more towards Marie Antoinette. Both are borne out, yet the title's other reference which comes quietly but cleverly to light at the conclusion is somberly delightful.

For the squeamish, give this one a miss - you won't make it past the first bit of nastiness. For those who are a little braver, but wouldn't usually attend a film in which most of the cast is guaranteed to wind up sprung from this mortal coil, do give this one a go. You'll be pleasantly surprised!


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