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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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Cast

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Lockhart
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Volmer
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Hannah
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Enrico
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Deputy Director Pieterson
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Victoria Watkins
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Roland E. Pembroke
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Frank Hill
Ashok Mandanna ...
Ron Nair
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Pieter The Vet
Peter Benedict ...
Constable
Michael Mendl ...
Bartender
Maggie Steed ...
Mrs. Abramov
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Morris
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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.


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

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17 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La cura siniestra  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,356,941 (USA) (19 February 2017)

Gross:

$8,106,986 (USA) (23 March 2017)
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Trivia

The building of the sanatorium is originally located in Beelitz-Heilstätten, an old tuberculosis clinic. The building itself and the area around it have been completely renovated after being a ruin for decades. 750 windows (1,000 sq m of glass), 350 doors, 1,200 sq m of walls and many other things had to be replaced or repaired to restore the original look of the building. See more »

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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. In addition peerage was finally abolished with the creation of the: "Helvetic Republic" at the end of the 18th century. Therefore it is highly unlikely that in 19th century Switzerland 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

Hannah: You told me one day I could leave.
Lockhart: [brainwashed] Why would anybody want to leave?
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tulip Fever (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: II. Adagio
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Josef Krips
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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A Cure for Wellness- A short review
2 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Visually, this film is a masterpiece and the shots are breathtaking. The castle where most of the movie takes place is a great setting, it's a real place in Germany called Castle Hohenzollern. Every shot is a piece of art, framed and filmed with the utmost respect for the craft.

The story is an interesting one, you'll be thinking to yourself for most of the movie, what is the cure for wellness? They do give an answer to it later in the movie. The plot has a man working for a big finance company out to retrieve the CEO of the company from a wellness center in the Swiss Alps. Along the way, he meets some interesting characters and tries to figure out what exactly they're trying to cure up there on the mountain.

The only thing I thought the film could have done better was with the twist, it could be seen from a mile away if you were watching the previous part of the movie with even a little bit of concentrated focus.

My suggestion: See it! this film is the reason people go to the movies, to be entertained to the extent of leaving a lasting impression.


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