By Halina REIJN


Drama - Completed 2019

An explosive debut feature from Halina Reijn starring Emmy-nominee Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones, Black Book) about sexual offenders in a high-security prison.

& Awards

Locarno Film Festival 2019
Piazza Grande Special Mention
Toronto - TIFF 2019
Contemporary World Cinema
Ventana Sur 2019
European Screenings
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Halina REIJN
    • Synopsis
    • 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.