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  •   Halina Reijn
  •   The Netherlands
  •   New Directors Competition, Women in Cinema

Charged with assessing inmates’ eligibility for parole, psychologist Nicoline (Game of Thrones star Carice van Houten) becomes locked in a battle of wills with Idris (Aladdin’s Marwen Kenzari), a charismatic serial rapist in this erotically-charged thriller. Though he’s convinced everyone he is a reformed man, Nicoline suspects that Idris remains dangerous, and with each session between them, power dynamics shift—just who is manipulating whom? The answers remain elusive in this powerfully immediate yet nuanced study of gender politics and the complex nature of desire.

“Intelligently sensational adult fare, crafted with paper-cut precision on all fronts…”

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  •   98 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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