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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
Julianna Drajkó ... Olga (as Juli Drajkó)
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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Details

Country:

UK | Germany | Hungary

Language:

English | Hungarian | Russian

Release Date:

25 August 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Severance See more »

Filming Locations:

Mountain range Mátra, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,316, 20 May 2007

Gross USA:

$137,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,515,163
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The casting process lasted four months because director Christopher Smith wanted the perfect people for the parts. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Gordon: I cooked it for the whole hour.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Word Up
Performed by Cameo
Written by Larry Blackmon & Tomi Jenkins
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not nearly funny enough
13 January 2008 | by charchukSee all my reviews

I didn't like it much. It's not nearly as clever or funny as it thinks it is, and the horror violence seems disturbing and mean-spirited instead of mocking and over-the-top. The dialogue really isn't that sharp at all, and the characters are either incredibly unlikeable or just plain bland. There's only a few minutes of side-splitting humour (the rocket/plane being the highlight), and there's some moments of sly comic brilliance (loved the three different stories told), but it just turns into the very thing it's trying to mock by the end. The villains are too real and too human to be properly made fun of, and thus any joke involving them just falls flat. It's not nearly funny enough to be labeled a hybrid, so instead it's just a horror with some black comedy elements. Shame.


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