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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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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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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Toby Stephens wanted to do the movie because he'd never done a horror film before and liked the comedy/horror mix of the project. See more »


(at around 2 mins) 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 »


Steve: [In response to Bill saying he likes Maggie] No offence mate, but you've got more chance of getting shit from a rocking horse.
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Spoofs The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »


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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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