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Archived: Instinct (2019)

director: Halina Reijn

composer: Ella van der Woude
With: Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Marie-Mae van Zuilen, Pieter Embrechts, a.o.

duration: 108 minutes
Romance, Drama

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Some things aren't textbook psychology. Nicoline (Carice Van Houten) learns this lesson when she lands a new job as a prison psychologist. Her first patient, Idris (Marwan Kenzari), is a convicted rapist. While her colleagues think that Idris has turned a fresh page, Nicoline believes his continuous flirting is a façade for deep-rooted manipulative behaviour. Can Nicoline keep Idris in line, or will he succeed in 'winning her over'? Halina Reijn's directorial debut terrifyingly captures a confrontational psychological power play.


director: Halina Reijn
composer: Ella van der Woude
producer: Frans Van Gestel, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld
screenplay: Esther Gerritsen & Halina Reijn
Editor: Job ter Burg
Cinematography: Jasper Wolf

production company: Topkapi Films

More info

dialogue: Dutch
subtitles: Fr subt.
Country: Netherlands
year: 2019


HALINA REIJN: Instinct (2019)

Technical Specs

format: DCP


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