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The Wolf Man

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 February 2012

Deborah Levy's dramatisation of Sigmund Freud's iconic case study 'The Wolf Man- The History of an Infantile Neurosis' translated by Louise Adey Huish.

It is 1910 when the depressed son of a wealthy Russian landowner arrives in Vienna. Sergei Pankejeff, 24 years old, is suffering from debilitating fears and phobias. Freud's treatment of Pankejeff is centred around an enigmatic dream his patient had as a very young child; a dream of white wolves. Freud invites Sergei to return to his childhood as a means of understanding his current depression. Analysing the child inside the man Freud unlocks the meaning of the wolves that haunt Sergei's dreams

FREUD.....Robert Glenister
SERGEI PANKEJEFF (80).....Andrew Sachs
SERGEI PANKEJEFF (23).....Blake Ritson
SERGEI PANKEJEFF (10).....Ted Allpress
FATHER/FENCING MASTER.....Alun Raglan
MOTHER.....Susie Riddell
ANNA.....Amelia Clarkson
NANJA.....Elaine Claxton
GRANDFATHER/LATIN MASTER/BOOKSELLER.....Jonathan Oliver
TAILOR.....Simon Bubb
VIOLINIST.....Ruth Schulten

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

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