We got a brilliant new poster and a fantastic set of images for David Cronenberg’s upcoming A Dangerous Method at the end of last month, giving us a great look at the style and intensity we can expect from the BAFTA-nominated director’s next effort.
Yahoo Movies have now got an excellent new clip from the film, entitled A Stupid Mistake, in which Michael Fassbender, playing Carl Jung, professes the guilt of his behaviour and tries to end things with Keira Knightley’s Sabina Spielrein.
“Early in his career, psychiatrist Carl Jung takes on the challenge of a seemingly impossible case, a deeply disturbed, beautiful young woman named Sabina Spielrein. Jung employs his mentor Sigmund Freud’s experimental “talking cure” in treating Sabina and the treatment proves to be successful. This results in Freud and Jung becoming colleagues rather than master and student, but before long, both men are involved with their patient, complicating their relationship.”
Alongside Fassbender playing Jung will be Viggo Mortensen starring as the renowned Sigmund Freud, with the brilliant Vincent Cassel rounding out the supporting cast.
Written by Christopher Hampton, based on his own play The Talking Cure, A Dangerous Method has been screening at a number of festivals in the past few months and been getting a strong reception. It’s getting an Oscar-qualifying run in the States at the moment, opening in both Los Angeles and New York yesterday, but we’ll sadly have to wait a little longer to see it here, with its UK release scheduled for 10th February.
If it does get nominated at the end of January, however, we’ll at least have had time to see the film before the actual Academy Awards ceremony at the end of February, so we’ll be able to judge for ourselves how well it does there, if it were to be nominated. Time will tell. Until then, here’s the great new clip to enjoy.