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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method

As a filmmaker I’m sure he’s borrowed from both Freud and Jung, so if I was a betting man, I’d say that we won’t be receiving your mainstream biopic here. Re-teaming with Viggo Mortensen (for a third time) Vincent Cassel (for a second time) and the “IT” actor of the moment in Michael Fassbender, I’m sure we can count on three actors to belt out some robust perfs.

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#28. A Dangerous Method

Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Christopher Hampton
Producers: Jeremy Thomas
Distributor: Rights Available.

The Gist: An adaptation of Christopher Hampton’s play “The Talking Cure”, this follows the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, Carl Jung (Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), and their complicated relationships with a brilliant and beautiful patient, Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley).….(more)

Cast: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel

List Worthy Reasons…As a filmmaker I’m sure he’s borrowed from both Freud and Jung, so if I was a betting man, I’d say that we won’t be receiving your mainstream biopic here. Re-teaming with Viggo Mortensen (for a third time) Vincent Cassel (for a second time) and the “IT” actor of the moment in Michael Fassbender, I’m sure we can count on three actors to belt out some robust perfs.

Release Date/Status?: The French love Cronenberg. Cannes premiere with a purchase at the festival and a theatrical release prediction for the fall. TIFF premiere is a slam dunk.

 
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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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