The trailer of the film A Dangerous Method is now online. The release date for this film from Canadian director David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises) is set for December 23 in Montreal.
The story takes place on the eve of World War I in Austria. At that time, psychology, as a science, was still in its infancy. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), respectively a Swiss psychologist/psychiatrist and an Austrian neurologist, meet for the first time. This is because Freud is enthralled by Jung's favourable views on psychoanalysis, a method that Freud pioneered.
The film will mostly document the moment when Carl Jung treats Sabiena Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a patient who suffers from hysteria. Despite being married to Emma Jung (Sarah Gadon), Carl Jung gets into a extramarital relationship with Sabina Spielrein. In 1909, this relation might become public and Jung talks about it to Freud.
This film, which was based on the play The Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton, also stars Vincent Cassel, André Hennicke and Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey.
Moreover, the film will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.