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A Dangerous Method Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender star in director David Cronenberg's adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play detailing the deteriorating relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. The year is 1904. Carl Jung (Fassbender), a disciple of Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), is using Freudian techniques to treat Russian-Jewish psychiatric patient Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) at Burghölzli Mental Hospital. But the deeper Jung's relationship with Spielrein grows, the further the burgeoning psychiatrist and his highly respected mentor drift apart. As Jung struggles to help his patient overcome some pressing paternal issues, disturbed patient Otto Gross (Vincent Cassel) sets out to test the boundaries of the doctor's professional resolve. A Dangerous Method screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 23, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Board of Review Michael Fassbender Spotlight Award 2011 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Michael Fassbender Best Actor 2011 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Viggo Mortensen Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2011 Nominee

Cast

Keira Knightley
as Sabina Spielrein
Viggo Mortensen
as Sigmund Freud
Michael Fassbender
as Carl Jung
Vincent Cassel
as Otto Gross
Sarah Gadon
as Emma Jung
André Hennicke
as Professor Eugen Bleuler
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey
as Sándor Ferenczi
Mareike Carriere
as Food Nurse
Anna Thalbach
as Bathtub Patient

Crew

David Cronenberg
Director
Jeremy Thomas
Producer
Christopher Hampton
Play Author
Christopher Hampton
Screenwriter
Peter Suschitzky
Cinematographer
Howard Shore
Composer (Music Score)
Howard Shore
Musical Arrangement
Ronald Sanders
Editor
James McAteer
Production Designer
Martin F. Katz
Co-producer
Marco Mehlitz
Co-producer
Richard Mansell
Associate Producer
Thomas Sterchi
Executive Producer
Stephan Mallmann
Executive Producer
Denise Cronenberg
Costume Designer
Dierdre Bowen
Casting
Carol Spier
Visual Consultant
Michael O'Farrell
Supervising Sound Editor
Wayne Griffin
Supervising Sound Editor
Stephan Dupuis
Hair Designer
Stephan Dupuis
Makeup Designer
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