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.


Still photo by Kris Dewitte

Directed by 

Halina Reijn

Written by 

Esther Gerritsen & Halina Reijn, based on an idea by Halina Reijn

  • Year 
  • 2018
  • Language 
  • Dutch
  • World Sales 
  • Films Boutique
  • Distributor 
  • September Film
  • Director 
  • Halina Reijn
  • Screenplay 
  • Esther Gerritsen & Halina Reijn, based on an idea by Halina Reijn
  • Cast 
  • Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Marie-Mae van Zuilen, Pieter Embrechts, Betty Schuurman, Ariane Schlüter
  • Producer(s) 
  • Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
  • Co-producer(s) 
  • Director of Photography 
  • Jasper Wolf NSC
  • Production design 
  • Lieke Scholman
  • Editor 
  • Job ter Burg NCE
  • Casting 
  • Post Castelijn Casting
  • Sound design 
  • Michel Schöpping
  • Art Direction 
  • Bo Stips

    Credits are not contractual