Netherlands · 2019 · DCP 2K · Color · 98' · o.v. Dutch
This film features scenes that could shock the sensitivity of some viewers. Legal age in Switzerland 16.
In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated with the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.
This bold first feature film explores the corners of desire, its strengths, its ambiguity. The performance of van Houten (Game of Thrones) as the psychiatrist of a serial rapist, is hypnotic, bewitching the viewer. Director and actress question domination in a very profound manner; the desire and refusal, almost concurrently, to dominate and be dominated. This raw exploration of human nature is enhanced by a very sharp almost clinical mise en scène by Reijn.
Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Pieter Embrechts, Marie-Mae van Zuilen, Betty Schuurman, Ariane Schluter
Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
Halina Reijn, Carice van Houten, Gemma Derksen, Robert Kievit
Halina Reijn, Carice van Houten
Ella van der Woude
Esther Gerritsen, Halina Reijn
17 | 08 | 2019
Official Awards Ceremony
12 | 08 | 2019
Excellence Award to SONG Kang-ho // INSTINCT by Halina Reijn // SALINUI CHUEOK by BONG Joon-ho