The birth of psychoanalysis - A Dangerous Method (MA)

DAVID Cronenberg’s adaptation of Christopher Hampton’s play The Talking Cure and the book A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr is a much more subdued effort from this director who tends to enjoy walking on the wild side of cinema, albeit in a highly intelligent way. 

Once again, after A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, he teams with Viggo Mortensen, an actor who has matured wonderfully over the years. To add to the mix, he’s cast one of the most admired young actors working currently, Michael Fassbender, who won Best Actor at last year’s Venice Film Festival for his role in this film as well as his stunning performance in Steve McQueen’s Shame.

A Dangerous Method is such an interesting film, delving into the origins of psychoanalysis, with Carl Jung (Fassbender) adventurous and unpredictable in Switzerland and Sigmund Freud (Mortensen) conservative and analytical in Vienna.

When a patient, Sabina Spielrein

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