With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Government and the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow

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INSTINCT

Director: HALINA REIJN
NETHERLANDS
2019, 98'

Nicoline, an experienced psychologist, starts a new job at a penal institution. She meets Idris, a sex offender who committed a series of grave crimes. After five years of treatment, he is about to go on his first unaccompanied probation. His team of practitioners are enthusiastic about his development but newcomer Nicoline does not trust him and tries to push his probation. Idris tries his hardest to convince Nicoline of his good intentions, but slowly but surely, he transforms into the manipulative man she 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.

Halina Reijn is a renowned director, actress, author and producer. Halina Reijn was professionally trained at the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is the winner of multiple awards, including the Dutch film Award, the Golden Calf for Best Actress, the Dutch theater awards Theo D'Or and Colombina, as well as the Courbois pearl, an oeuvre award which honours an actress who has made an indelible impression, both on stage as in film and television. Among her film performances are Zus & Zo (2001), Grimm (2003), A Thousand Kisses (2006), Black Book (2006), Valkyrie (2008).«Instict» is her direction debut.

ScriptEsther Gerritsen,
Halina Reijn
CameraJasper Wolf
ProducerFrans van Gestel,
Arnold Heslenfeld,
Laurette Schillings
CastCarice van Houten,
Marwan Kenzari,
Marie-Mae van Zuilen,
Pieter Embrechts,
Betty Schuurman
ProductionTopkapi Films
World salesFilms Boutique,
www.filmsboutique.com

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