A Dangerous Method


99 minutes – Drama
Language: English
Festival release date: September 2, 2011 – Venice Film Festival
Release date: January 13, 2012
Production companies: Recorded Picture Company, Lago Film, Prospero Pictures, Millbrook Pictures
Canadian Distributor: eOne Films

Based on the successful 2002 London play The Talking Cure that starred Ralph Fiennes, The Dangerous Method is set on the eve of the World War I, and follows the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud, and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Speculations were made as to how close the patient/doctor relationship was or whether they had crossed a forbidden boundary all together. Speilrein went onto become a psycholigist herself and theories by both Jung and Freud can be connected back to Speilrein`s findings. The screenplay was adapted by The Talking Cure`s playwright, Academy Award-winning writer Christopher Hampton. The play itself was based on the 1993 non-fiction book by John Kerr, A Most Dangerous Method.

A Dangerous Method had its world premiere at the 2011 Venice Film Festival and its North American premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Trailer & Poster courtesy of eOne Films.

Northernstars reviews A Dangerous Method.
Also see: This film was selected as one of the Top 10 Canadian Films of the 2010s.

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Jeremy Thomas

Executive Producer:

Stephan Mallmann
Karl Spoerri
Thomas Sterchi
Peter Watson
Mathhias Zimmermann


Martin Katz
Marco Mehlitz

Associate Producer:

Tiana Alexandra

Line Producer:

Marco Mehlitz


David Cronenberg


Christopher Hampton


Peter Suschitzky


Ronald Sanders


Howard Shore

Production Designer:

James McAteer

Art Director:

Sebastian Soukup (supervising art director)
Anja Fromm
Nina Hirschberg
Francis Kiko Soeder
Gernot Thöndel (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Denise Cronenberg

Cast: Roles:

Keira Knightly
Viggo Mortensen
Michael Fassbender
Vincent Cassel
Sarah Gadon
André Hennicke
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey
Mignon Remé
Mareike Carrière
Franziska Arndt
Wladimir Matuchin
André Dietz
Anna Thalbach
Sarah Marecek
Björn Geske
Markus Haase
Christian Serritiello
Clemens Giebel
Jost Grix
Severin von Hoensbroech
Torsten Knippertz
Dirk S. Greis
Katharina Palm
Julia Mack
Andrea Magro
Aaron Keller
Nadine Salomon

Sabina Spielrein
Sigmund Freud
Carl Jung
Otto Gross
Emma Jung
Professor Eugen Bleuler
Sandor Ferenczi
Jung’s Secretary
Food Nurse
Bath Nurse
Nicolai Spielrein
Medical Policeman
Bathtub Patient
Orchard Nurse
Ship’s Steward
Leonhard Seif
Johan van Ophuijsen
Ernest Jones
Franz Riklin
Martha Freud
Mathilda Freud
Jean Martin Freud
Oliver Freud
Maid at Freud’s House