Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Dangerous Method

Director: David Cronenberg

Starring: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Gadon, Vincent Cassel

This is a dramatised account of the friendship between Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen ) and his brilliant protégé, Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and its ultimate undoing by a brilliant female patient-student, Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), who came between them. It is a complex story told through a series of conversations, treatment sessions and exchanged letters. A Dangerous Method has been adapted from John Kerr’s book by Christopher ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Hampton, who originally turned it into a play called The Talking Cure. The dense and wordy screenplay provides the main actors with meaty roles. Bit wordy but undoubtedly appeal to the art house crowd.

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