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A Cure for Wellness (2016)

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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.

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Gore Verbinski

Writers:

Justin Haythe (screenplay by), Justin Haythe (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane DeHaan ... Lockhart
Jason Isaacs ... Volmer
Mia Goth ... Hannah
Ivo Nandi ... Enrico
Adrian Schiller ... Deputy Director
Celia Imrie ... Victoria Watkins
Harry Groener ... Pembroke
Tomas Norström ... Frank Hill
Ashok Mandanna Ashok Mandanna ... Ron Nair
Magnus Krepper ... Pieter the Vet
Peter Benedict Peter Benedict ... Constable
Michael Mendl ... Bartender
Maggie Steed ... Mrs. Abramov
Craig Wroe Craig Wroe ... Morris
David Bishins ... Hank Green
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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

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All of us are human. None of us are immune. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content and images, sexual content including an assault, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lockhart: [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.
Josh: Wait, you mean Delaware, I thought that was dead.
Lockhart: That's resurrected, we need to clean up the Reynolds account in case those fucks at AML decide to do their job.
Josh: Are you sure about that?
Lockhart: Nothing on email. Move everything back on Monday... You paying attention?
Josh: Yeah, yeah, I am.
Conductor: Tickets?
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare is silent and the logo fades out early. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Movie Trip!: A Cure For Wellness (2017) See more »

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Spliff
Written by Maurice Ernst, Michael Jakob Krammer, Peter Horazdovsky, Philipp Scheibl
Performed by Bilderbuch
Courtesy of Maschin Records
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Visually gorgeous, but a lazy screenplay holds it back from greatness.
5 June 2017 | by jzathajeniousSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

17 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,356,941, 19 February 2017

Gross USA:

$8,106,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,620,002
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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