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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Viggo Mortensen
Michael Fassbender
Vincent Cassel
Keira Knightley
Directors
David Cronenberg
Screenwriters
Christopher Hampton
Running Time
100 minutes

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Plot
In early-20th-century Switzerland, Carl Jung (Fassbender), disciple of father of psychotherapy Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), begins to treat a seriously disturbed young woman (Knightley). But, as their relationship becomes dangerously intimate, Jung begins to wonder whether Freud's theories aren't fatally flawed.


Verdict
Despite a top-notch cast performing well, and bravely in the case of Knightley, this is an austere, somewhat repressed movie. It never really gets under the skin in the way Cronenberg does at his best.


Reviewed by William Thomas

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