Instinct

Halina Reijn, Netherlands, 2019o

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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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Movie Datao

Genre
Drama
Running time
98 Min.
Original language
Dutch
Ratings
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ØYour rating5.5/10
IMDB user:
6.4 (681)
cinefile-user:
< 10 votes
Critics:
2.8 (5) q

Cast & Crewo

Carice van HoutenNicoline
Marwan KenzariIdris
Marie-Mae van ZuilenMarieke
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