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The Wolf Man

1 hour
First broadcast:
Friday 31 August 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

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


Robert Glenister
Sergei Pankejeff (80)
Andrew Sachs
Sergei Pankejeff (23)
Blake Ritson
Sergei Pankejeff (10)
Ted Allpress
Alun Raglan
Fencing Master
Alun Raglan
Susie Riddell
Amelia Clarkson
Elaine Claxton
Simon Bubb
Nadia Molinari


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