November 6, 2014

Cinemascope: A Dangerous Method

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2011.

Plot line: From acclaimed director David Cronenberg (A History of Violence) comes a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery, featuring two of the greatest minds of the 20th century. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) has just begun his psychiatric career, having been inspired by the great Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). When a mysterious and beautiful woman (Keira Knightley) goes under Jung’s care, Jung finds himself crossing the line of the doctor/patient relationship, causing great conflict with his mentor and making Jung question his own morality in the process.

This is my second time seeing this movie, and it holds up quite well. I especially like that it is based on a true story, and that there is a woman lead who is an important character in the story. This is an interesting glimpse into the early days of the psychoanalysis movement.

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.

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