The Treatment

The Treatment
  • 2014
  • Belgium
  • 2h 11min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Hans Herbots
  • Cast: Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts, Johan van Assche
  • Language: Dutch
  • UK release: 22 May 2015

Detective Nick Cafmeyer (Van Rampelberg) investigates a child kidnapping and soon finds himself in a twisted world of abuse and sexual deviant. This Belgian adaptation of Mo Hayder's second Jack Caffrey novel is intense and restrained but almost parodically cheerless, making it somewhat one-dimensional.

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The Treatment

17 Aug 20153 stars

Mo Hayder's novel becomes a bleak Belgian crime thriller from Hans Herbots

The Treatment (De Behandeling) might be Belgian but stylistically it owes a huge debt to the current vogue for Nordic noir. It's a term synonymous with gritty crime thrillers and The Treatment drags this grim sub-genre into even darker, wilder places.

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