Instinct

Director: Halina Reijn, writers: Esther Gerritsen, Halina Reijn. Produced by: Topkapi Films, co-producer: BNN-VARA

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: Ontwikkeling speelfilm en lange animatiefilm, Realisering speelfilm en lange animatiefilm, Production Incentive.

Psychiatrist Nicoline starts a job in a prison where she meets Idris, an intelligent and psychopathic rapist who has been allowed a first probation. Nicoline distrusts him and argues against this decision. Idris is desperate to show Nicoline his good intentions, but she remains sceptical, and slowly he becomes more and more hostile, transforming into the manipulative man Nicoline knew from the start. A power game develops between them, one Nicoline enjoys more than she dares to admit to herself. Cast: Carice van Houten (Brimstone, Game of Thrones), Marwan Kenzari (Wolf, Aladdin).

 

Festival: Locarno Film Festival 2019