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.
Sebastian Soukup (supervising art director)
Francis Kiko Soeder
Gernot Thöndel (Set Decoration)
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 Orderly Orderly Officer 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