A Dangerous Method
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Director David CronenbergYear 2011Genre(s) Romance
Set in Vienna before the start of World War One, Carl Jung, a student of Sigmund Freud, is employing some of Freud's techniques on psychoanalysis to treat a patient at the Burgh"lzli Mental Hospital, a beautiful Russian woman called Sabina Spielrein, who has repressed paternal issues.
As Jung begins to fall for Sabina, his relationship with his mentor starts to fade. Things get complicated when Freud falls in love with Sabina too, while Otto Gross, a troubled mental patient pushes the boundaries of Freud's patience. Meanwhile, Freud's and Jung's work with Sabina initiate many breakthroughs which will change how doctors treat their patients.
Sigmund Freud is notable for using psychoanalysis to treat mental illness. For a number of years he worked with Carl Jung. A Dangerous Method is adapted from the stage play "The Talking Cure" by Academy-Award winning Christopher Hampton. The film is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September this year, with a European release at the end of 2011 and a UK release in February next year.
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Gadon and Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey