Matter of Heart (1986)

Documentary on the famous Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Gustav Jung, featuring interviews with those who knew him and archive footage of Jung.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Gustav Jung ... Himself (archive footage)
Marie-Louise von Franz Marie-Louise von Franz ... Herself - Analyst, Zürich (as Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz)
Barbara Hannah Barbara Hannah ... Herself - Analyst, Zürich
Liliane Frey-Rohn Liliane Frey-Rohn ... Herself - Analyst, Zürich (as Dr. Liliane Frey-Rohn)
Laurens van der Post Laurens van der Post ... Himself - Author / Statesman, London (as Sir Laurens van der Post)
Baroness Vera von der Heydt Baroness Vera von der Heydt ... Herself - Analyst, London
C.A. Meier C.A. Meier ... Himself - Analyst, Zürich (as Dr. C.A. Meier)
Mary Bancroft Mary Bancroft ... Herself - Author, New York
Joseph Henderson Joseph Henderson ... Himself - Analyst, San Francisco (as Dr. Joseph Henderson)
Aniela Jaffé Aniela Jaffé ... Herself - Analyst, Zürich
Joseph Wheelright Joseph Wheelright ... Himself - Analyst, San Francisco (as Dr. Joseph Wheelwright)
Jane Wheelright Jane Wheelright ... Herself - Analyst, San Francisco
Heinrich Fierz Heinrich Fierz ... Himself - Analyst, Zürich (as Dr. Heinrich Fierz)
Hilde Kirsch Hilde Kirsch ... Herself - Analyst, Los Angeles
Gerhard Adler Gerhard Adler ... Himself - Analyst, London (as Dr. Gerhard Adler)


The life and thinking of the great Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung, is examined. Interviews are done with those who knew him, most of whom were analyzed by him and very often became analysts themselves. Jung's own words appear on screen, and archive footage of Jung himself is shown. We learn aspects of his private life, including his relationship with his wife, Emma, and his mistress, Toni Wolff. But mostly we learn of his philosophy, sometimes mystical in nature, regarding the collective unconscious, the ego-personality, anima and animus, and more. Written by J. Spurlin

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The extraordinary journey of C.G. Jung into the soul of man







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22 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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Dr. Marie-Louise von Franz: I met him when I was eighteen.
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