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.
In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
John Gallagher Jr.,
The film is set in the 60s of the 20th century, during the Cold War and the space race between USSR and the United States. Russians plan to send a man into space. Military pilot Pavel ... See full summary »
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
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You're quite right... the water is toxic unless it's purified properly, that Baron's only problem was using unwilling subjects... we've come along way in the past two hundred years, now we have plenty of willing volunteers seeking to cure themselves of the ill's of the world
I've never felt better in my life
You see... Why would anybody want to leave?
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This is a fairly clever turn on Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, sort of like Thomas Mann meet Bram Stoker meet Edgar Allen Poe. I looked for Mann's name in the writing credits, not really expecting to see them, and didn't, nevertheless you might note the attendant that's supposed to watch while Lockhart is getting treated in the submersion tank is reading Der Zauberberg, well at least temporarily. A shout out of acknowledgment. A cameo for Mr Mann.
Otherwise just the best mad scientist movie that I've probably ever seen. Very well acted, photographed, and staged. Great scenery, and well stomach turning effects. A trap that catches the audience as well as Mr Lockhart.
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