If you rely solely upon the portrayal of Sabina in the film, you'll leave with the distinct impression that she was both disturbed and a seductress. Neither were true by modern standards. The film's dramatic depiction of her hospitalization leaves the viewer with the impression that sexual deviation was at the core of Sabina's 'neurosis'. In reality, she had suffered a lifetime of trauma - from an incredibly strict household (her mother delivered frequent beatings, which we don't hear about in the film), a childhood of illness, the death of her sister1 - and coupled with a delicate and emotional disposition, left her with something akin to PTSD.
Sabina was also an intellectual who influenced a great number of people within her profession. Her major contributions centred on the idea that sex was both a destructive and creative drive - through destruction of the ego through sex, came a new entity. This theory strongly influenced the work of both Freud and Jung.
Sabina was initially a patient of Jung's, but she went on to study psychiatry - Jung was her mentor and advisor - and she eventually decided to focus on child psychiatry. Following her training, she returned to her home country of Russia. Jewish, she and her children were executed by the Nazis in 1942. (A more detailed account of Sabina's life can be found at the Jewish Women's Archive - reference below.)