I was already quite enthusiastic when I first read about A Dangerous Method; now I’m champing at the bit. To reiterate, Cronenberg, Mortensen, Fassbender, Cassel, sexy times. What more could you want? Oh, a chick? Will Keira Knightly do? Yes, I know she’s no Tits McBooberson, but she apparently does like some kink and you can make fun of her accent, so everyone wins. Though over time, Cronenberg has steered his moviemaking from straight-up horror to somewhat more mainstream and accessible films, he perseveres at exposing peoples’ dark sides. A Dangerous Method, based on Christopher Hampton’s play, The Talking Cure (which is in turn, based on John Kerr’s A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein) takes a look at the relationship between Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), who clearly have different ideas about the doctor patient relationship. Keira Knightly plays accentually challenged Russian, Sabina Spielrein (one of the first female psychoanalysts), who comes between them and Vincent Cassel is a troublemaking, terribly coiffured, fellow patient. But that’s enough from me, watch this most excellent trailer:
If you’re anything like me, this is the image that stuck in your head:
If not, perhaps you should watch Secretary?
A Dangerous Method will premiere at the 68th Venice Film Festival, which begins August 31st, so the wait for wide release seems much too far off. Perhaps I’ll pass time by just reviewing this trailer over and over and over…