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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.

Director:

Christopher Smith

Writers:

James Moran (screenplay), Christopher Smith (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Stephens ... Harris
Claudie Blakley ... Jill
Andy Nyman ... Gordon
Babou Ceesay ... Billy
Tim McInnerny ... Richard
Laura Harris ... Maggie
Danny Dyer ... Steve
David Gilliam ... George
Juli Drajkó Juli Drajkó ... Olga
Judit Viktor ... Nadia
Sándor Boros Sándor Boros ... Coach Driver
Levente Törköly Levente Törköly ... Lodge Killer
János Oláh János Oláh ... Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz Attila Ferencz ... Head-squish Killer
Bela Kasi 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug content and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany | Hungary

Language:

English | Hungarian | Russian

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mutilados See more »

Filming Locations:

Mountain range Mátra, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£483,152 (United Kingdom), 27 August 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,316, 20 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$136,432, 24 June 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(at around 46 mins) During the paint ball scene, we see characters get shot with paint. In the scene with dialog the paint is missing from their clothes. See more »

Quotes

Gordon: Shall I make a cup of tea?
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Connections

Referenced in Not So Special Effects (2007) 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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A totally brilliant film
29 June 2007 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Severance shows us a happy tendency:a European filmmaker who takes the clichés of North American horror films and he gives them an excellent new twist with ingenious moments,intensity and touches of humor.The director who made this great movie is Christopher Smith who started pretty well with the very fun and gory film Creep and,now,gives us Severance,a perfect movie with fun characters,black humor and a social critic.This film can be described as a twist between the TV series The Office(the British version)and The Hills Have Eyes(1977).I know it sounds strange,but the screenplay sails greatly between the horrors of the office work,the black humor and the horror.The movie has a political commentary and it gives the movie a bigger context.Although the basic premise does not sound original,the performances,context and a lot of details give new life to a very used concept(including the great appearance of a bear).I also admire the main characters are not the typical teenagers,but a realistic group of clerks.The reactions the characters have with the horror are credible and fun.Also,the movie brings some intense moments of violence which could really keep me anxious and nervous...and that's something awesome for a horror film.Severance is a brilliant and very fun horror movie with great moments of intensity and black humor.If you are a fan of horror movies,you should not miss this joy which shows the genre on its best condition.


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