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In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated by the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.

Director:

Halina Reijn

Writers:

Esther Gerritsen (screenplay by), Halina Reijn (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carice van Houten ... Nicoline
Marwan Kenzari ... Idris
Marie-Mae van Zuilen ... Marieke
Pieter Embrechts ... Alex
Ariane Schluter ... Directrice
Betty Schuurman Betty Schuurman ... Mother Nicoline
Abdelkarim El Baz Abdelkarim El Baz ... Tarik
Tamar van den Dop Tamar van den Dop ... Milly
Robert de Hoog ... Jos
Kuno Bakker Kuno Bakker ... John
Juda Goslinga Juda Goslinga ... Kees
Barry Emond Barry Emond ... Kenny
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah Akwasi Owusu-Ansah ... Wilfred
Maria Kraakman ... Paula
Matijs Jansen Matijs Jansen ... Dave
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Storyline

Nicoline, an experienced psychologist, starts a new job at a penal institution, despite the fact that she resolved to never return to psychiatry. She meets Idris, an intelligent man with an anti-social, narcissistic personality disorder, who committed a series of grave sexual offenses. After five years of treatment, he is about to go on his first unaccompanied probation. His team of practitioners are enthusiastic about his development and behavior, but newcomer Nicoline does not trust him an inch. She tries to push his probation to the astonishment of her coworkers. Idris tries his hardest to convince Nicoline of his good intentions, but as she remains sceptical, he slowly but surely grows violent. He transforms into the manipulative man Nicoline saw in him from the beginning. A power play emerges between the two and Nicoline, in spite of her knowledge and experience, lets herself be trapped completely.

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Drama | Thriller

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Actress Carice van Houten and director Halina Reijn have been friends for many years, and previously worked together on many projects, most prominently Black Book (2006). See more »

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Featured in Grolsch Gouden Kalveren Gala (2020) See more »

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My instinct says get out
7 October 2019 | by thumbthunderSee all my reviews

I saw it in the sneak preview ,it was boring, no good interaction between actors,awfull dull camera work I


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

3 October 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Instinct See more »

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$946,056
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2.35 : 1
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