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A New, Slightly Different, But Much Improved Poster For David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method’

A New, Slightly Different, But Much Improved Poster For David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method'


Sex, psychology, spanking, Cronenberg…”A Dangerous Method” has it all and we’ll see soon if the film will build sufficient buzz to take it through the awards season as a contender.

Set to premiere at Venice and hit TIFF and NYFF shortly thereafter, Sony Pictures Classics believe they’ve got a strong horse in the race, but let’s hope the marketing material gets a little more inspired than this. Granted, this new French poster for the film unveiled by Mars Films is an improvement on the similar Italian version — giving the three giant heads a semi-transparent treatment to at least indicate how their characters overlap — let’s hope future one-sheets are a bit more compelling. Surely with all the bedroom escapades, these posters could be a bit…spicier? Sex sells, people, not the cerebral.

Anyway, as a reminder, the film stars Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender, in a story that centers on the relationship between Carl Jung (Fassbender) and Russian-Jewish patient Sabina Spielrein (Knightley), which turns sexual, ultimately causing a rift between Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), but also catalyzes strong findings in regards to Jungian psychoanalysis. It opens on November 23rd in limited release. Full poster below.

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