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'A Dangerous Method' Trailer: Mortensen and Fassbender's Battle of Wits

Sep 01, 2011 | 9:45am EDT

ALTA Dangerous Method. Perhaps the most dangerous method of all, even. The upcoming David Cronenberg film takes one of the most important friendships in recent history—that between "Father of Psychology" Sigmund Freud, and "Psychology's Young Uncle Who Doesn't Call That Often" Carl Jung. Freud and Jung, together, developed the groundwork for arguably all of components we accept as modern psychology today. And if you disagree, you're probably just deflecting.

In A Dangerous Method, Freud (Viggo Mortenson) and Jung (Michael Fassbender) undertake experimental treatment on an abused young Russian girl (Kiera Knightley). Things get a little out of whack when Jung and Knightley's character expand their relationship beyond the appropriate bounds of doctor-patient.

So, basically, what we have here is your typical buddy comedy where a girl gets in the middle.

If you're interested in psychology, history, romance, interpersonal relationships, human sexuality, Fassbenders, accents or beards, then this is a movie worth opening your mind to.

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