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.
It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
In a twisted social experiment, eighty 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.,
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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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 »
[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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Looks nice but feels hugely insubstantial and unsatisfying
This film feels like a Black Mirror episode - but one that treads water for almost two and a half hours without ever reaching its main idea. 250% longer, but only a fraction of the satisfaction.
I really wanted to immerse myself in its atmosphere and ideas, the idea of a David Lynch/Cronenberg style Shining/Shutter Island film seems great. But the film really tests your patience. The main character is icy and unlikable, the other characters are similarly distant. Stuff happens, a lot of stuff, some of it great looking, but with nothing to tie it together or the any character depth to engage with, it ends up feeling like you're being taken through a film students visual exhibition that doesn't end soon enough.
It really doesn't live up to the amazing film that the trailer suggests, a pattern that seems to be more and more common with films these days. Similar to Passengers, I wonder if moments were shot just to make the trailer more powerful in selling the film.
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