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A Dangerous Method is the third collaboration between director David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises). It also caps off an amazing year for future Oscar-winner Michael Fassbender (Jane Eyre, X-Men: First Class, Shame). The movie is all about the early days of psychoanalysis. Fassbender is Carl Jung, the affluent Protestant who tries out the so-called “Talking Cure” on new patient Sabina Spielrein played by Keira Knightley.
Sabina is suffering from hysteria and when we first see her she is barely able to sit still or even speak without jutting out her jaw like something out of a J-Horror film. Eventually, Jung’s methods pay off and Sabina’s case leads to the famous…