Watch: First Full Trailer for David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method'

June 21, 2011
Source: Official Website

A Dangerous Method Trailer

"Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable just to be able to go on living." An official trailer for the latest film from David Cronenberg has hit the web on the film's official website (via Awards Daily). This time, Cronenberg presents a very intimate and intriguing story about neurologists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and their relationship. Playing the two are Michael Fassbender as Jung, and Viggo Mortensen as Freud. Keira Knightley also starts, and so does Vincent Cassel with quite a gnarly beard. This looks like it could be very good, but I'm hesitant about Keira Knightley's involvement. You can check it out below.

Watch the first official trailer for David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method:

Explores how the intense relationship between Carl Jung & Sigmund Freud gave birth to psychoanalysis.

A Dangerous Method is directed by legendary Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, of many great films like Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Naked Lunch, Crash, eXistenZ, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. The screenplay was written by Oscar winning Portuguese writer Christopher Hampton (The Quiet American, Chéri, Atonement) based on his own play, which was originally adapted from John Kerr's book on the subject, A Most Dangerous Method. This will hit the festivals in the fall before arriving in theaters, but we're not sure when the release date will be, as Sony Pictures Classics just picked it up. Look any good?

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  • Cmo
    One of the films I'm most excited about this year. Cronenberg is an amazing director and this trailer looks great. Im not so much worried about knightley, I'm sure she'll hold her own. But viggo, fassbender, and cassel!!! Three of the most underated actors.
  • Anonymous
    Fassbender, of course, sells it completely. 
  • Wow, too many good actors to miss. Minus Knightley who has something but not enough of it for my standards.
  • Xerxexx
    Cast, Director, and Screenwriter are all amazing...I'm in.
  • Anonymous
    Hmm, is that Viggo Mortensen...or "The Most Interesting Man In the World"?? Stay thirsty my friends:)
  • I thought Keira Knightley looked pretty good her body was quiet contorted into awkward poses throughout. She probably ends up getting lobotomised to save the marriage in the end though, it was looking that way.
  • 97point6
    Not sure why all the negativity heaped on Knightley. What has she done to deserve these caveats? It certainly can't be based on this snippet of trailer.
    • Astroboy3000
      Pirates 2 and 3, king arthur, love actually, and star wars episode 1.
      • Traveler
        You just listed movies that were horrible all around. That's not Knightley's fault. 
      • Xerxexx
        Episode 1? Wow she had very little screen time and terrible lines.
  • Troy
    On IMDB there are a couple reviews from people that have seen a screening of the film, and they all say that Keira Knightley gives an amazing performance (early oscar talk), and apparently has a really fascinating opening scene in full hysteria.
  • Exile
    Nice to see Vienna in that movie. We Austrians surely have a rather strange and sometimes melancholic way to look back at our past, but it saddens me to see that we had so much intelectual potential in the beginning of the past century and destryoed it all through nationalsocialism. Freud, Frankl, Lazarsfeld and many other scientists, artists and politicians with jewish heritage, were the elite of this country. All gone in a blink of an eye. Damn you AH.
  • Loser
    Cronenberg is one of the greatest of all time. Naked Lunch, Dead Ringers and Videodrome the list goes on. This looks like another masterpiece. 
  • Dom
    Wow - got me all emotional there - great score!
  • Dominic_alderson
    I agree with Mark Kermode, Knightly has really developed into an amazing actress!
  • So we have a portuguese born Oscar Winner and nobody on portugal media told us?
  • Anonymous
    i think everything about this looks amazing I came in excited to see Viggo and Fassbender, i left excited for Knightly
  • MegaMan3k
    Cronenberg, Mortensen, Fassbender, and Cassel more than fill the massive trench of talent that Knightley forges into the movie, in my opinion. It's still on my "must see" list. 
  • fem!anon
    Awwww yeah! Mortensen and Fassbender = A+
  • Eric_beerock
    'When Nietzsche Wept'. Having said that, this movie does look intriguing.
  • Mr. Foe
    Dang, that booty slap.
  • I'm in! 
  • Gh
    Keira Knightley...nope! She can't get even the russian accent right! Another wonderful film spoiled by her With all the women out there, why her? btw where is Alice Eve when you need her? I love the way Cassell plays with the boobs. That guy is lucky!
  • Gh
    She even kisses Fassbender...she thinks maybe he will use his magneto power to bend her a$$...
  • Looks great.
  • Box
    This movie seems great. And if it comes from the sadirector of "A history Of Violence" and "Eastern Promesses". This has to be damn good!!!
  • Zade
    who composed the score ans what is that piece called?
  • Years ago there was talk that the novel "The White Hotel", which is also based on the Freud/Jung friendship, would be directed by David Lynch. That never happened, and possibly never will. I wonder how much these two films will overlap?




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