Dane DeHaan is Lockhart, a Wall Street stockbroker, who is sent by his firm to a remote medical spa in the Alps. Lockhart has the mission to bring back Company President Pembroke (Harry Groener), a spa patient, who told his employees that he had no intention of returning to New York.
Lockhart gets to the quiet sanitarium where patients are supposed to receive a miraculous cure. In fact, it seems that their condition is getting worse. As he investigates the dark and shocking secrets behind the spa, he knows the gorgeous Hannah (Mia Goth), who is also patient there. She also gets to know another patient, eccentric Mrs. Watkins, played by Celia Imrie, who had done some detective work on her own.
Shortly after, Lockhart is diagnosed with the same affection as other patients by the director of the institution, threatening Dr. Volmer (Jason Isaacs), and finds himself trapped in the alpine retreat. Lockhart begins to lose touch with reality and must endure unimaginable torments during his own “treatment.”
In 2002, Verbinski’s classic tradition, Warning, Oscar winning director brings his own inimitable style and vision to A Life Therapy. Amazingly visual and atmospheric, the film is convincing and provocative, exploring the true meaning of welfare and the traps of avarice and power, while wondering what true fulfillment means.