We have already looked at one Michael Fassbender project in this New Year preview and it’s time to look at a second… and it comes in the form of A Dangerous Method.
This is another movie that has been doing well on the festival circuit - and that is not surprise when you see who is in the director’s chair and the talent that is on the cast list.
A Dangerous Method is the first movie for director David Cronenberg since the excellent Eastern Promises back in 2008.
The film sees him reunite with Viggo Mortensen, who starred in that movie as well as A History of Violence from 2005.
The movie is an adaptation of the book by John Kerr and sees Mortensen take on the role of Sigmund Freud while Fassbender plays Carl Jung.
And as if that is not enough excellent talent for one film Oscar nominee Keira Knightley is also on the cast list alongside Vincent Cassel.
Carl Jung (Fassbender), a disciple of Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), is using Freudian techniques to treat Russian-Jewish psychiatric patient Sabina Spielrein (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 (Cassel) sets out to test the boundaries of the doctor's professional resolve.
A Cronenberg movie is always something to watch out for and A Dangerous Method is very different then the recent movies from this filmmaker.
A Dangerous Method is released 10th February
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