|CAST:||VIGGO MORTENSEN - SIGMUND FREUD|
|KEIRA KNIGHTLEY - SABINA SPIELREIN|
|MICHAEL FASSBENDER - CARL JUNG|
WRITER: CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON
PRODUCER: JEREMY THOMAS
This tantalising look at human nature by the very people that helped define it is scintillating, salacious and utterly fascinating. We’re privy to these people’s most intimate dealings. We witness their highs and lows professionally and personally and everything in between as they discuss the black, white and gray matters of life. The parallels between the characters' theories and their personal lives go by completely blind to the characters themselves, which only contributes to the films endlessly engrossing subject matter.
The trio of outstanding actors is lead by current “it” guy Michael Fassbender, who also happens to be one of the most brave actors currently working - unfazed by the extra miles needed physically and emotionally to truly portray a character, or in this case, a real person. Mortensen brings his usual effortless virility, although an unexpected characteristic assigned to the epicurean Freud. However it’s Knightley who steals the show. What initially starts as an overindulgent and excessive amount of girning, does in fact become a subtly layered and discerning performance worthy of its accolades. This is Knightly as you’ve never seen her before, adopting some of that courage shared by her co-star Fassbender. Knightley ensures that Elizabeth Bennet is well and truly dead.
A film for those endlessly fascinated by those creatures we call humans and the nature that makes them so. This is a look at history in the making, the very people behind it and what's in fact behind them... And of course, those who aren’t afraid of getting a little kinky.