August 25th, 2006



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A team-building weekend in the mountains of Eastern Europe goes horribly wrong for the sales division...

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.6/10 (20,992 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Director: Christopher Smith

Stars: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny

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.

Writers: James Moran, Christopher Smith

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 - Olga
Judit Viktor - Nadia
Sándor Boros - Coach Driver
Levente Törköly - Lodge Killer
János Oláh - Flamethrower Killer
Attila Ferencz - Head-squish Killer
Bela Kasi - Headbutt Killer

Taglines: Another bloody office outing.


Official Website: Official site [United States] |

Release Date: 25 August 2006

Filming Locations: Hungary

Box Office Details

Budget: £5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £483,152 (UK) (27 August 2006) (302 Screens)

Gross: $136,432 (USA) (24 June 2007)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Canada: (Toronto International Film Festival)

Did You Know?

The logo for Palisades Defence - more or less a square with one corner missing - is a sly hint at the company's way of doing business: by "cutting corners".

Continuity: When Jill knocks her glasses off the chair in the bedroom, the legs are covered in dust when she picks them up and puts them on. She walks to the bathroom to get a drink of water, the dust has gone.

Harris: [after Steve finds a tooth in the pie] Bit young to be losing your teeth, Steve.
Steve: It's not my tooth.
Richard: What?
Jill: Could it be the cow's tooth?
Steve: A cow with gold fillings?

User Review

Fantastic Film!

Rating: 10/10

I saw a screening of this film recently and loved it! It is truly original and one of the best horror/black comedy films I have ever seen.

The story is gripping and the cast is excellent - some of the finest British actors give star performances - in particular a stellar performance from Danny Dyer.

Normally this type of film can be all blood and guts, but Severance manages to combine the horror element (ie enough blood & gore!) with a gripping story line which keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the film.

You will be either clutching the person next to you or howling with laughter as the filmmakers take you on an extreme roller-coaster ride. I will be surprised if this film is not a huge hit!!


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