Carice van Houten’s ‘Instinct’ Picked Up By Films Boutique (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 7/17/2019 | Leo Barraclough
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Berlin-based international sales agent Films Boutique has picked up psychological thriller “Instinct,” starring Carice van Houten, who received an Emmy nomination Tuesday for “Game of Thrones,” and Marwan Kenzari, recently seen in Guy Ritchie’s “Aladdin.” “Instinct” has its world premiere on the Piazza Grande at the Locarno Film Festival next month.

“Instinct,” the directorial debut of Halina Reijn, and written by Esther Gerritsen and Reijn, centers on a seasoned psychologist, who – in spite of her expertise and experience – becomes infatuated by the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.

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Nicoline (van Houten) starts a new job as a psychologist at a penal institution, where she meets Idris (Kenzari), 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 is enthusiastic about his development, but Nicoline does not trust him, and tries to extend his probation.

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Idris tries his hardest to convince Nicoline of his good intentions, but he slowly transforms into the manipulator she saw in him from the beginning. A power play emerges between the two and Nicoline,...
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