David Cronenberg reunited with his A History of Violence and Eastern Promises star Viggo Mortensen for the dramatic thriller, A Dangerous Method, also starring Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender. A Dangerous Method just had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival and critics seem to have embraced this lastest effort from Cronenberg, which is dramatically different from his last few outings.
Praising the film, The Hollywood Reporter‘s Todd McCarthy says, “David Cronenberg’s film about boundary-testing in the early days of psychoanalysis is brought to vivid life by the outstanding lead performances of Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender.” And David Gritten of The Telegraph singles out Knightley’s performance, saying, “The main performances are fine, with Fassbender conveying seething emotion beneath a calm veneer. But it’s Knightley that one remembers, for a full-on portrayal that is gutsy and potentially divisive in equal parts.”
A Dangerous Method won’t hit theaters until November 23, 2011, but you can check out the trailer now to get a sneak peek at what the film’s about:
The Plot: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.