Lionsgate have just released the brand new UK trailer for Freudian drama A DANGEROUS METHOD which explores the powerful birth of psychoanalysis.
Starring Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Road), Keira Knightley (Atonement, The Duchess) and Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, Inglourious Basterds), A DANGEROUS METHOD delves into the boundaries of friendship, passion and the unknown mind and is set for theatrical release on 10th February 2012.
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 as they contend with a particularly troubled patient. 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. Meanwhile, Jung and Freud’s continued sessions with Spielrein lead to a series of profound breakthroughs in the methods that doctors use to treat their patients
It’s been 4 years since David Cronenberg’s last film and I’m definately looking forward to his latest outing, which appears to explore many areas of psychoanalysis, human instinct and the link between pleasure and punishment, something many films shy away from… What do you think?