Watch: Instinct 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – Nicoline, an experienced psychologist, starts a new job at a penal institution, despite the fact that she resolved to never return to psychiatry. She meets Idris, an intelligent man with an anti-social, narcissistic personality disorder, who committed a series of grave sexual offenses. After five years of treatment, he is about to go on his first unaccompanied probation. His team of practitioners are enthusiastic about his development and behavior, but newcomer Nicoline does not trust him an inch. She tries to push his probation to the astonishment of her coworkers. Idris tries his hardest to convince Nicoline of his good intentions, but as she remains sceptical, he slowly but surely grows violent. He transforms into the manipulative man Nicoline 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..
Plot: Nicoline, a criminal psychologist, begins work at a prison where one of her new cases, Idris — an apparently reformed sex offender — is preparing for release after five years of confinement. Despite her professional misgivings, she becomes infatuated with her charismatic, manipulative patient.
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|6.0/10 Votes: 2,483|
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|N/A Votes: 33 Popularity: 4.962 | TMDB|
Worth seeing but missed a bit of depth
Missed some Interaction and depth. Acting it self was strong.
Okay but very predictable
Reluctant to commit even in her professional life, Dutch therapist Nicoline (Carice van Houten) starts working at a jail. One of her charges is Idris (Marwan Kenzari), imprisoned several years ago for violent sexual offences. Nicoline is convinced the charming and manipulative Idris is still a danger but her colleagues do not agree. Eventually Nicoline herself begins to find the convict somewhat alluring.
While Nicoline falling for Idris’ charms is crushingly predictable, it can at least be said this does not happen until the second half of the film! van Houten gives a good, wide-ranging performance, with Nicoline starting off coolly professional, then appalled and angered by her emotions. Kenzari has a difficult job in making Idris’ manipulations obvious to the audience, but not so outrageous that the therapists’ trust of him is breathtakingly unbelievable. I would not say he always hits the mark (but he does manage to look sexy despite a laughable hairstyle and the baggiest underpants I have seen in cinema for many a year).
There are times where the plot could have been tighter: Idris is implicated in the killing of the prison’s pet rabbit but that does not prevent him from being given temporary release (admittedly I am not familiar with the Dutch penal system); and after a therapist is attacked by an inmate, unbelievably none of her colleagues come to see if she is all right! Those instances of sloppiness, plus the film’s ultimate predictability, mean that although it was worth watching once, there is no need to watch it twice.
Original Language nl
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Halina Reijn
Writer Esther Gerritsen, Halina Reijn
Actors Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Marie-Mae van Zuilen
Awards 6 wins & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format DCP Digital Cinema Package