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A Dangerous Method -- Into the already complex relationship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) arrives a young Russian woman diagnosed with hysteria (Keira Knightley).
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A Dangerous Method -- A drama centered on the deteriorating relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung as they how to treat a troubled patient, Sabina Spielrein.

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30 September 2011 (Italy) See more »
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Based on the true story of Jung, Freud and the patient who came between them. See more »
Plot:
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 20 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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Frustratingly pedestrian. See more (181 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Keira Knightley ... Sabina Spielrein

Viggo Mortensen ... Sigmund Freud

Michael Fassbender ... Carl Jung

Vincent Cassel ... Otto Gross

Sarah Gadon ... Emma Jung
André Hennicke ... Professor Eugen Bleuler (as André M. Hennicke)

Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ... Sándor Ferenczi
Mignon Remé ... Jung's Secretary
Mareike Carrière ... Food Nurse
Franziska Arndt ... Bath Nurse
Wladimir Matuchin ... Nikolai Spielrein

André Dietz ... Medical Policeman
Anna Thalbach ... Bathtub Patient
Sarah Marecek ... Orchard Nurse
Bjorn Geske ... Orderly (as Björn Geske)
Markus Haase ... Orderly

Christian Serritiello ... Ship's Officer
Clemens Giebel ... Ship's Steward
Theo Meller ... Karl Abraham
Jost Grix ... Leonhard Seif
Severin von Hoensbroech ... Johan van Ophuijsen
Torsten Knippertz ... Ernest Jones
Dirk S. Greis ... Franz Riklin
Katharina Palm ... Martha Freud
Nina Azizi ... Minna Bernays
Julie Chevallier ... Anna Freud
Cynthia Cosima ... Sophie Freud
Mirko Naeger-Guckeisen ... Ernst Freud

Andy Magro ... Jean Freud (as Andrea Magro)
Aaron Keller ... Oliver Freud
Nadine Salomon ... Maid at Freud's House
Naike Jaszczyk ... Agathe Jung
Sarah Adams ... Gret Jung
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian Natter ... Ship's Passenger (uncredited)

Lucrezia Phantazia ... Mental Patient (uncredited)
Dennis Vehlen ... Traveller with Book (uncredited)
Ingeborg Vehlen ... Rich Traveller (uncredited)

Directed by
David Cronenberg 
 
Writing credits
Christopher Hampton (screenplay)

Christopher Hampton (play "The Talking Cure")

John Kerr (book "A Most Dangerous Method")

Produced by
Tiana Alexandra .... associate producer (as Tianna Alexandra-Silliphant)
Martin Katz .... co-producer
Stephan Mallmann .... executive producer
Richard Mansell .... associate producer
Marco Mehlitz .... co-producer
Marco Mehlitz .... line producer
Karl Spoerri .... executive producer
Thomas Sterchi .... executive producer
Jeremy Thomas .... producer
Peter Watson .... executive producer
Matthias Zimmermann .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Suschitzky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sanders 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
 
Production Design by
James McAteer 
 
Art Direction by
Anja Fromm 
Nina Hirschberg 
Frances Soeder  (as Francis 'Kiko' Soeder)
Sebastian Soukup (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Gernot Thöndel 
 
Costume Design by
Denise Cronenberg 
 
Makeup Department
Manuela Antritter .... additional hair artist
Manuela Antritter .... additional makeup artist
Andrea Braun .... additional hair artist
Andrea Braun .... additional makeup artist
Stephan Dupuis .... hair designer
Stephan Dupuis .... makeup designer
Ulrike Gass-Flakowski .... additional hair artist
Ulrike Gass-Flakowski .... additional makeup artist
Gesa Gerersdorfer .... additional makeup artist: Vienna
Adriane Graeff .... additional makeup artist: Vienna
Andrea Hecking .... additional hair artist
Andrea Hecking .... additional makeup artist
Nadia Homri .... hair artist
Nadia Homri .... makeup artist
Carla Hovenbitzer .... additional hair artist
Carla Hovenbitzer .... additional makeup artist
Elisabeth Kaukal .... additional makeup artist: Vienna
Barbara Kichi .... key hair artist
Barbara Kichi .... key makeup artist
Isabella Koppensteiner .... additional makeup artist: Vienna
Michaela Korger-Kilian .... additional makeup artist: Vienna
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig designer (as Erwin Kupitz)
Mary Liebsch .... additional hair artist
Mary Liebsch .... additional makeup artist
Silka Lisku .... wig stylist
Martina Mariacher .... additional makeup artist: Vienna
Magret Payer .... additional makeup artist: Vienna
Ulrich Ritter .... key hair artist
Ulrich Ritter .... key makeup artist
Katrin Silbernagel .... additional hair artist
Katrin Silbernagel .... additional makeup artist
Conny Ulatowski .... additional hair artist
Conny Ulatowski .... additional makeup artist
Romy Voigtsberger .... additional hair artist
Romy Voigtsberger .... additional makeup artist
Sonja Wimmer .... additional makeup artist: Vienna
Gerd Zeiss .... wig stylist (as Gerhard A. Zeiss)
 
Production Management
John Lüftner .... general manager: Vienna, SUPERFILM (as John Lueftner)
Robert Opratko .... unit production manager: Vienna
Imke Sommerkamp .... unit production manager
Lori A. Waters .... post-production supervisor (as Lori Waters)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Arias .... second assistant director
Manuel Faber .... trainee assistant director
Walter Gasparovic .... first assistant director
Michaela Kluge .... third assistant director (as Michaela 'Ela' Kluge)
Christoph Stec .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Hinnerk Ahrens .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Sabine Auenhaus .... sculptor: Fake-Filmconstruction (as Sabine Avenhaus)
Markus Baum .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Markus Baum .... construction foreman: Fake-Filmconstruction
Christian Beissel .... construction trainee: Fake-Filmconstruction
Uwe Belke .... construction manager: Fake-Filmconstruction
Klaus Bienen .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Klaus Bienen .... set dresser
Uwe Brauer .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Mieke Casal .... key scenic artist: Fake-Filmconstruction
Lars Dicht .... stand-by carpenter
Stefan Dörsch .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Ralf Eggebrett .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Birgit Esser .... props assistant
Marlene Foltyn .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Jutta Freyer .... set dresser
Sven Fuchs .... construction crew: Vienna
Pierre Galic .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Franz Gebetsreiter .... construction crew: Vienna
Marcus Günther .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Kalle Hahnel .... draperies (as Katie Hähnel)
Flo Hanatschek .... prop assistant: Vienna
Jakob Hauck .... set decoration helping hand
Michael Heck .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction (as Mike Heck)
Michael Hochwarter .... property master: Vienna
Wolfgang Hoffman .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Horst Hruska .... construction crew: Vienna
Stefan Isfort .... property master
Nora Jaenicke .... art department trainee
Sebastian Karbowiak .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Andrea Kessler .... stand-by props
Thorsten Klein .... draughtsperson
Andrea Knopp .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Georg Kuhn .... additional set decoration buyer
Itsuko Kurono .... set designer
Heike Küpper .... assistant stand-by props
Hendrik Labuhn .... construction coordinator: Fake-Filmconstruction
Carolin Langenbahn .... stage hand
Uli Langenberg .... construction manager: Fake-Filmconstruction
Anuchai Wolfgang Dodo Lilienthal .... set dresser (as Anuchai 'DoDo' Lilienthal)
Michael Lindhammer .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Michael Madden .... set designer
Sebastian Maier .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Gabi Mocair .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Inga Molsberger .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Jan Molsberger .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Joachim Monninger .... construction coordinator: Fake-Filmconstruction
Felix Montero .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Vincent Müller .... construction trainee: Fake-Filmconstruction
Frauke Nelißen .... art department coordinator
Nanna Neudeck .... set dresser: Vienna
Julia Neumann .... set decoration trainee
Yolanda Palazuelo .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Andreas Palka .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Daniel Peeck .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Gerhild Perl .... prop assistant: Vienna
Max Pfeffer .... stage hand
Irene Piel .... draughtsperson
Doriano Quintavalle .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Achim Reimann .... stand-by painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Nele-Tabea Reineke .... graphic artist
Jan Rott .... set decoration buyer
Claus Rusicke .... prop maker
Dieter Schmidt .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Lara Schmidt .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Georg Schneider .... glazier: Fake-Filmconstruction
Axel Scholz .... assistant prop maker
Georg Seibenbacher .... construction crew: Vienna
Carol Spier .... visual consultant
Sybille Spindler .... assistant set decorator
Edda Staubach .... draughtsperson
Heike Steen .... draperies
Richard Steinberg .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Carolin Stolz .... prop assistant
Ursula Strobler-doszko .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction (as Ursula Strobler-Doszko)
Ruben Thöndel .... set decoration helping hand
Katja Trambow .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction (as Katja Trambo)
Stephan van Geldern .... greensperson
Ulrike Veit .... graphic artist
Saskia von Klitzing .... painter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Verena Wagner .... art director: Vienna
Andreas Walter .... construction manager: Fake-Filmconstruction
Dirk Wargala .... additional set dresser (as Dirk Wargalla)
Christian Weber .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Michael Wirth .... carpenter: Fake-Filmconstruction
Petra Maria Wirth .... draughtsperson (as Petra-Maria Wirth)
Michi Wischnewski .... stage hand
Martin Warnke .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ed Ballard .... re-recording operations technical director
Rob Bertola .... sound effects editor
Finlay Braithwaite .... optical sound recordist
Christian T. Cooke .... sound re-recording mixer (as Christian Cooke)
Tony Currie .... adr editor
Tony Currie .... dialogue editor
Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recordist
Nick Foley .... adr mixer: UK
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer: UK
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording assistant
Alastair Gray .... adr editor
Alastair Gray .... dialogue editor
Wayne Griffin .... supervising sound editor
Jack Heeren .... foley recording mixer
Michal Holubec .... production sound mixer
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Stephen Muir .... foley recordist
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Michael Paterson .... re-recording operations project manager
Brandon Prodger .... adr recordist: Canada
Roman Rigo .... boom operator
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Andy Stallabrass .... adr recordist: UK
Reinhard Stergar .... production sound mixer
Orest Sushko .... sound re-recording mixer
Bennet Switala .... additional boom operator
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording assistant
Gren-Erich Zwicker .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Norman Ernst .... special effects senior technician
Rolf Hanke .... special effects project manager
Andreas Herberg .... special effects technician
Jens Schmiedel .... special effects foreman
Roland Weder .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Sarah Barber .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Dennis Berardi .... supervising visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Mathew Borrett .... digital matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Mike Borrett .... visual effects production manager: Mr. X Inc. (as Michael Borrett)
Wayne Brinton .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc. (as Wayne Briton)
Wilson Cameron .... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Robert Caputi .... modeling & texturing: Mr. X Inc. (as Rob Caputi)
Dan Carnegie .... animator: Mr. X Inc.
Ovidiu Cinazan .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Nick Colangelo .... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X Inc.
Chris De Souza .... animator: Mr. X Inc.
Julio Del Hierro .... modeling & texturing: Mr. X Inc. (as Julio DelHierro)
Michael DiCarlo .... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X Inc.
Jeremy Dineen .... effects animator: Mr. X Inc.
Vladimir Durdevic .... systems team: Mr. X Inc.
Peter Dydo .... animator: Mr. X Inc.
Jason Edwardh .... animator: Mr. X Inc.
Rory Falloon .... systems team: Mr. X Inc.
David Fix .... systems team: Mr. X Inc.
Vinay Goenka .... digital compositor
Oliver Hearsey .... tracking/layout: Mr. X Inc.
Jean-Francois Houde .... digital compositor: Mr.X Inc. (as Jean-Francoise Houde)
Farrukh Khan .... rigging: Mr. X Inc.
Mike Kwan .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Isabelle Langlois .... operations: Mr. X Inc.
Ethan Lee .... animator: Mr. X Inc.
Derick Loo .... tracking/layout: Mr. X Inc.
Mickaël Léger .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc. (as Mike Léger)
Tom Mayclim .... scanning/recording: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Jonathan J. McCallum .... rigging: Mr. X Inc. (as Jon McCallum)
Ken McCuen .... digital matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Tracey McLean .... digital matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Sarah McMurdo .... operations: Mr. X Inc.
Tom Nagy .... animator: Mr. X Inc.
Chris Nguyen .... systems team: Mr. X Inc.
Kelly Noordermeer .... visual effects editorial assistant: Mr. X Inc.
Nick Paulozza .... scan/record supervisor: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Diana Pazzano .... operations: Mr. X Inc.
Matthew Pellar .... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X Inc. (as Matt Pellar)
Trevor Pickard .... scanning/recording: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Jim Price .... crown simulations: Mr. X Inc.
Sebastien Proulx .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Matt Ralph .... tracking/layout: Mr. X Inc.
Tyagi Reetuj .... digital compositor
Dominic Remane .... lighting: Mr. X Inc.
Pierre-Luc Rioux .... visual effects production assistant: Mr. X Inc.
Linda Rose .... visual effects accountant: Mr. X Inc.
Chris Ross .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc.
Milan Schere .... digital matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Matt Schofield .... digital matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Alison Schouten .... dust buster: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Jerry Seguin .... digital compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Laetitia Seguin .... visual effects coordinator: Mr. X Inc. (as Laetitia Séguin)
Gavin Soares .... tracking/layout: Mr. X Inc.
Frankie Stellato .... animator: Mr. X Inc.
Jim Su .... rigging: Mr. XInc.
Aaron Weintraub .... operations: Mr. X Inc.
Meghan Werner .... dust buster: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Matt 'Readyman' Whelan .... lighting: Mr. X Inc. (as Matt Whelan)
Wojciech Zielinski .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Mathieu Archambault .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Yashwant Bombe .... digital compositor: Anibrain (uncredited)
Joerg Bruemmer .... additional on-set visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Andy Chan .... visual effects compositor: Mr. X Inc. (uncredited)
Joseph Cheng Chen .... tracking artist: Mr. X Inc. (uncredited)
Ujwal W. Dhankute .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Anand Dorairaj .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Maxime Ducharme .... senior matchmover (uncredited)
Can Etiskol .... modeler and texture artist: Mr. X Inc. (uncredited)
Michael Krämer .... visual effects set supervisor assistant (uncredited)
Hanung Lee .... animator (uncredited)
Winston Lee .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Govind Mohan .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jaideep Mohan .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Christian Morin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Rolf Muetze .... additional on-set visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Prasenjit Mukherjee .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Jesh Murthy .... visual effects (uncredited)
Vincent Papaix .... digital compositor: Mr.X (uncredited)
Riaz Patel .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Saurabh Raut .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ravindra Tamhankar .... matte painter (uncredited)
Kamal Kumar Tiwari .... compositor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Almesberger .... first assistant camera
Martin Coceres .... assistant still photographer
John Colley .... gaffer
Liam Daniel .... still photographer
Patrick de Ranter .... steadicam operator
Greta Ehrhart .... clapper loader
Ulf Groote .... video operator
Stefan Hiegemann .... electrician
Philip Jeromin .... additional assistant electrician
Emil Jevtic .... best boy electrician
Winnfried Kircher .... rigging electrician
Jochen Kratzheller .... rigging gaffer
Rudi Kurth .... key grip
Christian Kuschmitz .... assistant electrician
Christian Liebl .... electrician: Vienna
Michael Meusel .... additional rigging electrician
Gero Neumann .... second assistant camera
Latisha Nicholson .... video/camera trainee
Patrick Nielsen .... best boy grip
Francisco Ochoa-Wagner .... best boy grip
Lars Ostermann .... additional rigging electrician
Robert Patzelt .... steadicam operator
Stefan Schauerte .... additional rigging electrician
Roland Scheidt .... electrician
Christian Scheppe .... additional rigging electrician
Ivan Smolcic .... rigging electrician
Michael Tschager .... electrician: Vienna
Martin Walocha .... electrician
Thomas Welz .... electrician: Vienna
Yanick Wohlgemuth .... additional assistant rigging electrician
Uwe Zegnotat .... second assistant camera
Alexander Zielke .... grip
 
Casting Department
Iris Baumüller .... supporting casting director: Germany, Die Besetzer (as Iris Baumüller-Michel)
Jay Benedict .... adr voice casting
Delia Eick .... extras casting: NRW, Agentur Eick
Edith Fux .... extras casting: Vienna, Austrocast
Harry Reich .... extras casting: Vienna, Austrocast
Christopher Richards .... assistant casting director
Phoebe Scholfield .... adr voice casting
Marc Schötteldreier .... supporting casting director: Germany, Die Besetzer
Beate Seidel .... extras casting: BW, Atticastbodensee
Gregor J. Weber .... extras casting: NRW, Agentur Eick (as Gregor Weber)
Florian Wotruba .... extras casting: Vienna, Austrocast
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hanya Barakat .... additional wardrobe: Vienna
Kathryn Blight .... wardrobe mistress
Charlotte Child .... wardrobe mistress
Nigel Egerton .... assistant costume designer
Petra Fassbender .... wardrobe assistant
Rosie Grant .... additional wardrobe (as Rosemarie Grant)
Harriet Kendall .... assistant wardrobe
Jean-Ding Lee .... assistant wardrobe
Tung-Ying Liu .... additional wardrobe: Vienna
Eva Maas .... assistant wardrobe
Elisabeth Nagl .... additional wardrobe: Vienna
Paulina Polom .... principal stand-by wardrobe
Evelyn Thell .... additional wardrobe: Vienna
Thomas Zaepf .... set tailor
Heike Ziegler .... additional wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Kevin Downer .... digital intermediate assistant: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Pietro Gallo .... digital intermediate assistant: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Traudl Nicholson .... grader: high definition dailies, Arri Film and TV Services
Sandy Pereira .... assistant editor (as Sandy M. Pereira)
Emma Sanders .... post-production coordinator (as Emma Sanders Finlayson)
Andreas Thomas .... producer: high definition dailies, Arri Film and TV Services
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colorist: Deluxe EFilm Toronto
Günther Mairiedl .... assistant editor: ARRI Film & TV (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joris Bartsch Buhle .... orchestra contractor
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... music editor (as Jennifer Dunnington)
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Nikolaus Resa .... musician: featured soloist
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring recordist
Howard Shore .... conductor
Howard Shore .... music adaptation
Howard Shore .... orchestrator
Amy Baer .... music copyist (uncredited)
Alan Frey .... music production coordinator (uncredited)
Joshua Green .... music preparation (uncredited)
Tom Russbueldt .... pro tools operator (uncredited)
Jonathan Schultz .... supervising score music editor (uncredited)
James Sizemore .... music programmer (uncredited)
James Sizemore .... music technical director (uncredited)
Tim Starnes .... additional music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Acki Allizar .... prop driver
Heiko Daugau .... facilities driver
Ingo Fenner .... set decoration driver
Laurentius Girardoni .... production driver: Vienna
Hanna Herzig .... production driver
André Hindel .... additional set decoration driver
Paul Hodges .... facilities driver
René Keil .... additional driver (as Rene Keil)
Marcus Koszczol .... production driver
Joerg Kraft .... transportation coordinator (as Jörg Kraft)
Lars Kraus .... facilities driver
Daniel M.J. Krause .... production driver: Vienna (as Daniel MJ Krause)
Ilja Kruk .... facilities driver
Cain Lee .... facilities captain
Peter Martin .... facilities driver
Daniel Schmidt .... additional driver
Steffen Schmidt .... production driver
Paul Schober .... production driver: Vienna
Tim Schoenefeld .... transportation coordinator (as Tim Schönefeld)
Philipp Völker .... production driver
Philip Wachmann .... prop driver: Vienna
Marcel Winterscheid .... driver: David Cronenberg
Alexander Wunderling .... facilities driver
Piotr Walczak .... transport facilities department (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pip Ayers .... behind-the-scenes producer
Eric Benz .... studio facilities: MMC Studios
Anna Laura Boermck .... assistant production coordinator (as Anna Laura Börmck)
Tim Bradel .... stand-in: Sigmund Freud
Laurence Brown .... legal advisor: Goldcrest Special Opportunities
Nan Brown .... production accountant
Norman Bruderhofer .... digital phonograph cylinder transfer
Gero Brugmann .... legal advisor: Unverzagt von Have
Paul Chodirker .... legal advisor: Aver Media, Heenan Blaikie
Eva Cifrain .... production coordinator: Vienna
Nadia Day .... assistant post-production accountant
Bastian Denker .... set security
Sebastian Dentler .... water coordinator (as Sebastian 'Seban' Dentler)
Ken Dhaliwal .... legal advisor: Canada, Heenan Blaikie
Sabrina Dridje .... world sales: HanWay Films
Sonja Fischer .... location manager
Luane Sandrin Gauer .... assistant to producer
Christoph Gehrig .... water crew (as Christoph 'Boffi' Gehrig)
Chiara Gelardin .... legal and business affairs executive: Recorded Picture Company
Hilary Goldstein .... legal advisor: Aver Media, Heenan Blaikie
Miguel Alberto Gonzalez .... world sales: HanWay Films
Bastian Griese .... studio facilities: MMC Studios
Roland Hagen .... water crew (as Richard 'Hoss' Hagen)
Isis Hager .... location scout: BW
Isis Hager .... production services: BW
Tim Haslam .... world sales: HanWay Films
Rouzie Hassanova .... world sales: HanWay Films
Eugene Henry .... assistant: Mr. Katz
Moira Holmes .... completion guaranty: Film Finances Canada
Sara Holmes .... post-production accountant
Ingo Hopfgartner .... sailboat provider
Joe Iacono .... financial consultant
Alexandra Iser .... cook (as Alexandra 'Sunny' Iser)
Rachel James .... production assistant
Axel Jaud .... set security
Dominic Kallenberg .... set security
Ralf Kemmer .... water crew
Rachel Kennedy .... unit publicist
Alainée Kent .... development executive
Heike Kerschgens .... production coordinator
Asim Khan .... assistant: Katz
Jan Klammer .... water crew (as Jan 'zur See' Klammer)
Alexander Koschier .... location manager: Vienna (as Alex Koschier)
Sharmila Kumar .... assistant: Peter Watson & Stephan Mallmann
Carola Kündgen .... studio facilities: MMC Studios
Thomas Lechner .... caterer: Vienna, LeMarko Catering & Events Wien
Tristan Lentzen .... office runner
Tristan Lentzen .... set production assistant
Jonathan Lynch-Staunton .... world sales: HanWay Films
Peter-Uwe Maack .... production financing: Commerzbank
Kai May .... legal advisor: Unverzagt von Have
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach: Keira Knightley
Luigi Medico .... cook
Frank Meter .... location scout: NRW
Sheila Fraser Milne .... production consultant
Ilona Nardo .... set security
Christian Natter .... stand-in: Carl Jung
Sofia Neves .... world sales: HanWay Films
Jens Nolte .... behind-the-scenes cameraman
Karin Padgham .... assistant: Jeremy Thomas
Nadine Padzdziora .... cook
Thomas Pascher .... location manager: Vienna
Andreas Pense .... legal advisor: Unverzagt von Have
Antonietta Presta .... completion guaranty: Film Finances Canada
Bertram Reiter .... location scout: Vienna
Archie Rodrigues .... travel coordinator
Jill Rosen .... world sales: HanWay Films
Emma Sanders .... assistant: David Cronenberg (as Emma Sanders Finlayson)
Lilian Scharnhorst .... assistant location manager
Jens-Christian Schneider .... set security
Rebecca Schröder .... studio facilities: MMC Studios
Thorsten Schumacher .... world sales: HanWay Films
Manuel Schöpf .... water crew
Adam Shaheen .... titles producer
Maria Sobecki-Grimm .... cook
Bernhard Speck .... production controller
Jan Spielhoff .... world sales: HanWay Films
Nina Steinert .... cook
Justin Stephenson .... titles design director
Jim Sternberg .... completion guaranty: Film Finances Canada
Carolin Stolz .... production secretary
Katja Strys .... production secretary
Bob Tarantino .... legal advisor: Canada, Heenan Blaikie
Achim Thielmann .... production financing: Commerzbank
Uta Tscherne .... assistant production accountant
Andreas Turnwald .... behind-the-scenes soundman
Sarah Ulrich .... stand-in: Sabina Spielrein
Caroline Veyssière .... script supervisor
Marcus Ward .... assistant: Keira Knightley
Christine Wehrmann .... production financing: Commerzbank
Peter Weihs .... photographic work
Kay Wiedemann .... production accountant (as Kay W. Wiedemann)
Julia Wilson Dickson .... dialect coach (as Julia Wilson-Dickson)
Marcel Winterscheid .... assistant: David Cronenberg
Heiko Wsolak .... production financing: Commerzbank
Carolyn Zeifman .... additional behind-the-scenes footage
Paul Zischler .... assistant to producer
Laurent Boyé .... international festival publicity team: Telefilm Canada (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Vincent .... press attache: France (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Julia Arika .... special thanks
Andrea Baaken .... special thanks
Christina Bentlage .... special thanks
Christian Berg .... special thanks
Christine Berg .... special thanks
Lea Dahinden .... special thanks: Millbrook Pictures
Teresa Hoefert de Turégano .... special thanks
Claudia Deselaers .... special thanks (as Claudia Droste-Deselaers)
Peter Dinges .... special thanks
Selina Gartler .... special thanks: Millbrook Pictures
Sara Giles .... special thanks
Constanze Hellmich .... special thanks
Nadine Herga .... special thanks
Martina Horbach .... special thanks
Kirsten Niehuus .... special thanks
Peter Reuß .... special thanks
Tom Roberts .... special thanks: Sigmund Freud Copyrights
Gabriele Röthemeyer .... special thanks
Claudia Sauer .... special thanks
Jenna Seguin .... special thanks: Aver Media
Brad Sherman .... special thanks: Aver Media
Christiane Sommer .... special thanks
Katrin Stolpe .... special thanks
Peter Sussman .... special thanks: Aver Media
Brigitte Veronese .... special thanks
Viviana Vezzani .... special thanks: Millbrook Pictures
Lars Wiebe .... special thanks: Millbrook Pictures
Oliver Zeller .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Christian Bale was in talks to play Jung but he was never formally attached to the project and eventually left due to scheduling conflicts.See more »
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Sabina's accent is very inconsistent throughout, ranging from noticeably American to pan-European and Russian Émigré.See more »
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Sigmund Freud:Experiences like this, however painful, are necessary and inevitable; without them, how can we know life?See more »
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67 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
Frustratingly pedestrian., 28 January 2012
Author: Rockwell_Cronenberg from United States

As a long admirer of David Cronenberg, I eagerly await each of his new films as if I am a young child on Christmas Eve. When announced that his new film, A Dangerous Method, had him working with Michael Fassbender and (for a third time) Viggo Mortensen, two of my favorite actors, as well as Keira Knightley and Vincent Cassel, I thought I must have been dreaming. Adding on that the film was going to be an exploration into the relationship between Carl Jung (portrayed by Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), the gods of psychoanalysis, and this had the makings for Cronenberg's masterpiece. So one can only begin to imagine my dismay when, after a promising first act, A Dangerous Method turned out to be the most inordinately tame and pedestrian Cronenberg film in over thirty years.

David Cronenberg made a name for himself in the film community thanks to his studies into dark, controversial topics of sexual obsessions and fetishes, so a story depicting the works of Jung and Freud seemed like a perfect fit for him, and I was hardly able to process how lazily he approached the minds of these men. The first act felt like punch after punch (in a good way), with very stern, rapid dialogues detailing the sexual desires of Sabina Spielrein (Knightley), a new patient of Jung's. Despite Knightley's hilariously hammy performance, which had me close to fits of laughter every time she unhinged her jaw or thrashed about the room hysterically, each scene sizzled with sexual tension and was nailed with precision by Fassbender's stoic portrayal.

Anyone who knows the history of the story (or has seen the trailer) knows that Jung and Spielrein eventually engage in a sexual relationship of their own and I believe the release of this tension between the two of them is where the film starts to fall of it's axis. After the incredibly intense and erotic first act, featuring a scene where Jung runs a test on his wife (Sarah Gadon) that is as gripping as anything in cinema this past year, the whole thing begins to fizzle out when that tension is released and it only becomes more and more flat as it goes on.

Whenever Jung and Freud are in the same room together the film begins to light back up, as Fassbender and Mortensen engage in a tete-a-tete for the ages, both men succumbed by their intelligence and arrogance to the point where they refuse to see the other as their equal despite their claims to be doing just that. Watching these two marvelously talented actors bounce of each other, it's devastating that the rest of the film couldn't measure up to their skill, and that half of their scenes interacting together are done through them opening notes from one another. The story spreads it's time (quite distractingly) between the Jung/Freud dynamic and the Jung/Spielrein one, and it's in the latter that it completely misses the mark.

Once that sexual tension is released, the chemistry between these two practically ceases to exist and each scene feels like a dull exercise in the standard infidelity plot line. When the film reaches it's final act and there are scenes of forced attempts at emotional payoffs, it's impossible to feel anything because I wasn't able to feel anything from the relationship the entire time leading up to it. There's no real progression in their relationship on anything but a surface level and as a result the payoff falls completely flat.

It certainly doesn't help that, for all of the controversial eroticism in his career past, Cronenberg takes on the carnal moments of this story with the lazy banality of someone much inferior to himself. Several of the dialogue-driven scenes sizzle with a sexual intensity, but when matters are actually taken to the bedroom they are hit with a dullness that would be impossible to believe came from Cronenberg if he didn't have his name stamped on it. In a year that gave us Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, the most Cronenbergian film I've seen that didn't come from the man himself, it's unbelievably disappointing that this one is so removed from the standard this genius deserves. It's unlike anything he's done before, and I mean that in the worst way possible.

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