A Dangerous Method

A Dangerous Method is a 2011 German-Canadian historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Vincent Cassel. The screenplay was adapted by writer Christopher Hampton from his 2002 stage play The Talking Cure, which was based on the 1993 non-fiction book by John Kerr, A Most Dangerous Method: The story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein.

The film marks the third consecutive collaboration between Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen (after A History of Violence and Eastern Promises). This is also the third Cronenberg film made with British film producer Jeremy Thomas, after completing together the William Burroughs adaptation Naked Lunch and the J. G. Ballard adaptation Crash. A Dangerous Method was a German/Canadian co-production. The film premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival and was also featured at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.[3][4]

Set on the eve of World War I, A Dangerous Method describes the turbulent relationships between Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology; Sigmund Freud, founder of the discipline of psychoanalysis; and Sabina Spielrein, initially a patient of Jung and later a physician and one of the first female psychoanalysts.[5]

Among the film's many honors, Mortensen was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his portrayal of Freud.

A Dangerous Method
A Dangerous Method Poster
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Cronenberg
Produced byJeremy Thomas
Screenplay byChristopher Hampton
Based onThe Talking Cure
by Christopher Hampton (play)
A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr (non-fiction)
StarringKeira Knightley
Viggo Mortensen
Michael Fassbender
Vincent Cassel
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyPeter Suschitzky
Edited byRonald Sanders
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release date
  • 2 September 2011 (68th Venice International
    Film Festival)
  • 10 February 2012 (United Kingdom)
Running time
99 minutes
United Kingdom
United States
Budget$14 million[1]
Box office$27,462,041[2]


In August 1904, Sabina Spielrein arrives at the Burghölzli, the pre-eminent psychiatric hospital in Zurich, suffering from hysteria and begins a new course of treatment with the young Swiss doctor Carl Jung. He uses word association and dream interpretation as part of his approach to psychoanalysis, and finds that Spielrein's condition was triggered by the humiliation and sexual arousal she felt as a child when her father spanked her naked.

Jung and chief of medicine Eugen Bleuler recognize Spielrein's intelligence and energy, and allow her to assist them in their experiments. She measures the physical reactions of subjects during word association, to provide empirical data as a scientific basis for psychoanalysis. She soon learns that much of this new science is founded on the doctors' observations of themselves, each other, and their families, not just their patients. The doctors correspond at length before they meet, and begin sharing their dreams and analysing each other, and Freud himself soon adopts Jung as his heir and agent.

Jung finds in Spielrein a kindred spirit, and their attraction deepens due to transference. Jung resists the idea of cheating on his wife, Emma, and breaking the taboo of sex with a patient, but his resolve is weakened by the wild and unrepentant confidences of his new patient Otto Gross, a brilliant, philandering, unstable psychoanalyst. Gross decries monogamy in general and suggests that resistance to transference is symptomatic of the repression of normal, healthy sexual impulses, exhorting Jung to indulge himself with abandon.

Jung finally begins an affair with Spielrein, including rudimentary bondage and spanking. Things become even more tangled as he becomes her advisor to her dissertation; he publishes not only his studies of her as a patient but eventually her treatise as well. Spielrein wants to conceive a child with Jung, but he refuses. After his attempt to confine their relationship again to doctor and patient, she appeals to Freud for his professional help, and forces Jung to tell Freud the truth about their relationship, reminding him that she could have publicly damaged him but did not want to.

Jung and Freud journey to America. However, cracks appear in their friendship as they begin to disagree more frequently on matters of psychoanalysis. Jung and Spielrein meet to work on her dissertation in Switzerland, and begin their sexual relationship once more. However, after Jung refuses to leave his wife for her, Spielrein decides to go to Vienna. She meets Freud, and says that although she sides with him, she believes he and Jung need to reconcile for psychoanalysis to continue to develop.

Following Freud's collapse at an academic conference, he and Jung continue correspondence via letters. They decide to end their relationship after increasing hostilities and accusations regarding the differences in their conceptualisation of psychoanalysis. Spielrein marries a Russian doctor and, while pregnant, visits Jung and his wife. They discuss psychoanalysis and Jung's new mistress. Jung confides that his love for Spielrein made him a better person.

The film's footnote reveals the eventual fates of the four analysts. Gross starved to death in Berlin in 1919. Freud died of cancer in London in 1939 after being driven out of Vienna by the Nazis. Spielrein trained a number of analysts in the Soviet Union, before she, along with her two daughters, were shot by the Nazis in 1942. Jung emerged from a nervous breakdown to become the world's leading psychologist before dying in 1961.



Hampton's earliest version of the screenplay, dating back to the 1990s, was written for Julia Roberts in the role of Sabina Spielrein, but the film was never realized. Hampton re-wrote the screenplay for the stage, before producer Jeremy Thomas acquired the rights for both the earlier script and the stage version.[6]

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Interior of Café Sperl where a meeting between Jung and Freud was filmed. David Cronenberg said of the shoot, "We almost had to change nothing to make it feel like 1907."

The film was produced by Britain's Recorded Picture Company, with Germany's Lago Film and Canada's Prospero Film acting as co-producers.[7] Additional funding was provided by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Filmstiftung NRW, the German Federal Film Board and Film Fund, Ontario Media Development Corp and Millbrook Pictures.[8]

Christoph Waltz was initially cast as Sigmund Freud, but was replaced by Viggo Mortensen due to a scheduling conflict.[9] Christian Bale had been in talks to play Carl Jung, but he too had to drop out because of scheduling conflicts.[10]

Filming began on 26 May and ended on 24 July 2010.[8] Exteriors were shot in Vienna and interiors were filmed on a soundstage in Cologne, Germany. Viennese locations included the Café Sperl, Berggasse 19, and the Schloss Belvedere. Lake Constance (Bodensee) stood in for Lake Zurich.[11]

A scene featuring Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender was filmed aboard the paddle steamer Hohentwiel on Lake Constance

A noted feature of the film is the extensive use in the musical score of leitmotifs from Wagner's third Ring opera Siegfried, mostly in piano transcription. In fact the composer Howard Shore has said that the structure of the film is based on the structure of the Siegfried opera.[12]


Universal Pictures released the film in German-speaking territories, while Lionsgate took rights to the United Kingdom[13] and Sony Pictures Classics distributed the film in the United States.[14] The film debuted at the Venice Film Festival in Italy on 2 September 2011.


As of 27 March 2012, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 77% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 168 reviews.[15]

Louise Keller reports from Urban Cinephile, "The best scenes are those between Mortensen and Fassbender...the tension between the two men mounts as their views conflict: Freud insists that sex is an underlying factor in every neurosis while Jung, interested in spiritualism and the occult, is disappointed by what he considers to be Freud's 'rigid pragmatism.'"[16]

Andrew O'Hehir's review on Salon notes that on the one hand Freud's "single-minded focus on sexual repression as the source of neurosis led to the creation of psychiatry as a legitimate medical and scientific field—one that was often resistant to change and dominated by authoritarian father figures." On the other hand, Sabina's effect on Jung, and "the discoveries they had made together, both in the office and the bedroom," including the potential in "a creative fusion of opposites—doctor and patient, man and woman, dark and light, Jew and Aryan," led to a falling out between the two men "over a variety of issues, most notably the scientific limits of psychiatric inquiry."[17]

In contrast, Steven Rea of The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that, despite the film's exploration of "the way our subconscious works, the way we repress, and suppress, natural urges—the constant battle between the rational and the instinctive, the civilized and the wild", the film "feels distant, and clinical, in ways you wished it did not."[18] In an interview with The Daily Beast's Marlow Stern, Cronenberg himself is quoted as saying that the love scenes between Jung and Spelrein were "quite clinical. These were people who, even when they were having sex, they were observing themselves having sex because they were so interested in their reactions to things."[10]

The film was listed at number 5 on Film Comment magazine's Best Films of 2011 list.[19]

Top ten lists

A Dangerous Method was listed on many critics' 2011 top ten lists.[20]


Year of ceremony Award Category Recipient(s) Result
2011 National Board of Review Awards[21] Spotlight Award Michael Fassbender (Also for Shame, Jane Eyre, and X-Men: First Class) Won
Satellite Awards Actor in a Supporting Role Viggo Mortensen Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Michael Fassbender (Also for Shame, Jane Eyre, and X-Men: First Class) Won
2012 Golden Globe Awards[22] Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Viggo Mortensen Nominated
London Critics' Circle Film Awards[23] British Actor of the Year Michael Fassbender (Also for Shame) Won
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards[24] Actor of the Year Michael Fassbender (Also for Shame, Jane Eyre, and X-Men: First Class) Nominated
Genie Awards[25] Best Motion Picture Martin Katz, Marco Mehlitz, Jeremy Thomas Nominated
Achievement In Art Direction/Production Design James Mcateer Won
Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role Michael Fassbender Nominated
Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role Viggo Mortensen Won
Achievement In Costume Design Denise Cronenberg Nominated
Achievement In Direction David Cronenberg Nominated
Achievement In Editing Ronald Sanders, C.C.E. A.C.E. Nominated
Achievement In Music – Original Score Howard Shore Won
Achievement In Overall Sound Orest Sushko, Christian Cooke Won
Achievement In Sound Editing Wayne Griffin, Rob Bertola, Tony Currie, Andy Malcolm, Michael O'Farrell Won
Achievement In Visual Effects Jason Edwardh, Oliver Hearsey, Jim Price, Milan Schere, Wojciech Zielinski Nominated
Sant Jordi Award Best Foreign Actor Michael Fassbender (Also for Jane Eyre and X-Men: First Class) Won
Directors Guild of Canada Awards[26] Best Direction David Cronenberg Won
Best Feature Film Won
Best Production Design - Feature Film James McAteer Won
Best Picture Editing - Feature Film Ron Sanders Won
Best Sound Editing Rob Bertola, Tony Currie, Alastair Gray, Michael O'Farrell, Gren-Erich Zwicker Won


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