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Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Dangerous Method by David Cronenberg, 2011 (R)

with Keira Knightley (Anna Karenina, Love Actually, Never Let Me Go), Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, Haywire, Trance, Shame, X-Men: First Class), Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis), Vincent Cassel (Adrift (À Deriva), Trance)
From the director of Cosmopolis

Viggo Mortensen stars as Sigmund Freud, whose relationship with fellow psychology luminary Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) is tested when Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), one of the first female psychoanalysts, enters their lives. This World War I-set drama also stars Vincent Cassel as Otto Gross, a disciple of Freud, and Sarah Gadon, who plays Jung's psychoanalyst wife.

Hum, the first scenes are painfully long. It is probably well performed, although I have no idea how the illness of Sabina is realistic, but really far too long. Then the movie moves on to relate the relationship between Carl Jung, Freud and Spielrein. It is interesting, apparently specially because history has erased a lot of Spielrein's role in participating actively to what has become the research of Jung. Aside from that, the conversations are interesting, the movie slightly slow, but ok to watch. The acting is good. I don't know why but the movie left me a bit detached. The history is underlined and shows already a society that is split in many ways, perhaps that is the most interesting aspect of the movie.

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