Film

Instinct

Piazza Grande

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.

– Mathilde Henrot

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Director

Halina Reijn

Cast

Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Pieter Embrechts, Marie-Mae van Zuilen, Betty Schuurman, Ariane Schluter

Producer

Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings

Co-producer

Halina Reijn, Carice van Houten, Gemma Derksen, Robert Kievit

Executive producer

Halina Reijn, Carice van Houten

Production designer

Lieke Scholman

Cinematography

Jasper Wolf

Music

Ella van der Woude

Costumes

Minke Lunter

Screenplay

Esther Gerritsen, Halina Reijn

Sound

Oliver Pattinama

Sound Designer

Michel Schöpping

Editing

Job ter Burg

Art Director

Bobby Bo Stips

Co-production

Man Up Film
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