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A Cure for Wellness

  • 2017
  • R
  • 146min
  • 42%
  • 6.4 / 10

Dane DeHaan plays Lockhart, an ambitious and young executive who is sent after his company’s CEO at a remote wellness center in the Swiss Alps. Suspecting that the “treatments” at the spa are not what they seem, his discoveries, along with his sanity, unravel. He soon develops the same illness that many of guests are diagnosed with at the center that keeps them hooked on the “cure”.

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The mysterious wellness center in the Swiss Alps may be frightening, but there is a grand resort located between the Rhine and the Alps in eastern Switzerland that offers its guests world-renowned wellness. The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz five-star hotel and medical health resort found in Europe. It has two hotels – the Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz and the Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites. The Swiss resort boasts its Ragazer thermal water that is used to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. They claim that its special mineral content and the temperature of the water at 35.6 degrees Celsius causes healing and improvement on various bodily ailments. During its early operations, spa guests were lowered into the Tamina gorge to experience the warm spring. In 1840, a pipe was built in order to drive the water to Bad Ragaz. A public well-being center, the Tamina Therme, is home to a large sauna and offers a wide range of massages and beauty treatments. Bad Ragaz also includes an exclusive rehabilitation clinic that offers five-star care.

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A Cure for Wellness is a psychological horror film by Gore Verbinski, with Justin Haythe providing the screenplay. The screenplay, based on a story co-written by Verbinski and Haythe, was inspired by Thomas Mann’s “The Magic Mountain”. The film stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, and Mia Goth. Premiering on February 17, 2017, the film was a box office bomb, earning only $26 million from its $40 million production budget.