99 minutes – Drama
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.
Sebastian Soukup (supervising art director)
Francis Kiko Soeder
Gernot Thöndel (Set Decoration)
Severin von Hoensbroech
Dirk S. Greis
Professor Eugen Bleuler
Johan van Ophuijsen
Jean Martin Freud
Maid at Freud’s House