An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.
A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Sergio G. Sánchez
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.Written by
20th Century Fox
The building of the sanatorium is part of a former hospital complex. During WW1 many injured soldiers have been there, including Adolf Hitler. See more »
Since the: "Rütlischwur", early in the 14th century, the Swiss define themselves as a: "single People of brethren". Although some noble families kept their titles from before the foundation of the: "Old Swiss Confederacy" and some were granted nobility for services to foreign monarchs, in Switzerland it was quite uncommon to bear a title. Peerage was finally abolished with the creation of the Helvetic Republic in 1798. Therefore it is highly unlikely that in 1814 a "Baron von Reichmerl" could have existed, performing vicious medical experiments. If Alpine mountains and peerage were required for the background story, it should have placed in France, Italy, Austria or Bavaria. See more »
[on the phone]
No, we can not touch the munis, we use them as collateral for a leveraged equity position in Cisco. Never mind, take everything out of First National, move it over to Banyon.
Wait, you mean Delaware, I thought that was dead.
That's resurrected, we need to clean up the Reynolds account in case those fucks at AML decide to do their job.
Are you sure about that?
Nothing on email. Move everything back on Monday... You paying attention?
Yeah, yeah, I am.
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Visually gorgeous, but a lazy screenplay holds it back from greatness.
Gore Verbinski has created a visually splendid thriller/horror film, which creates a wonderfully foreboding atmosphere. However, what could have been a great film is marred by a convoluted screenplay that falls to pieces in its final act, and is riddled with plot holes. I waited patiently for all the pieces of the puzzle to fall into place (and with the running time approaching 2 and a half hours, it's quite a wait), yet ultimately I was left somewhat confused and underwhelmed by how it all played out.
I still recommend it for the wonderful cinematography and chilling atmosphere. But with some liberal editing and a tighter screenplay we could have had a real classic on our hands. Shame.
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