Instinct is the first production by Man Up and also the directorial debut of Halina Reijn. 
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.
Opening film Dutch Film Festival 2019Locarno International Film Festival – Official selection, Winner Variety Piazza Grande AwardToronto International Film Festival – Official selection BFI London Film Festival – Official SelectionBest Performance for Carice van Houten – les Arcs Film FestivalCineuropa Award and Youth Jury Prize – Les Arcs Film Festival

Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Marie-Mae van Zuilen, Pieter Embrechts, Betty Schuurman, Ariane Schluter, Marian Kraakman, Tamar van den Dop, Robert de Hoog, Juda Goslinga

Topkapi FilmsCoproducer Man Up