A child psychiatrist loses her grip on reality when a ten-year-old boy claims he can control her future.
Marianne van Zanten, a child psychiatrist, loses her husband in an unexpected, terrible accident. Resolving to make a new start, she moves to Scotland, taking on a job in a clinic that treats disturbed children. One of her new patients, Manny - a closed and secretive 10-year-old boy - has an unusual delusion. He claims to have created the world. He even claims to have invented Marianne. Deeply intrigued, the psychiatrist embarks upon an obsession that will derail her life.
110' / colour
Genre: psychological thriller
Original title: MARIONETTE
Dir: Elbert van Strien
Prod: Accento Films (NL) - Claudia Brandt, Elbert van Strien, BosBros (NL) - Burny Bos
Co-prod: Samsa Film (LU), Black Camel Pictures (UK)
Sc: Elbert van Strien, Ben Hopkins
D.O.P.: Guido van Gennep
Completed: October 2019
Cast: Thekla Reuten (RED SPARROW, THE AMERICAN), Peter Mullan (THE MAGDALENE SISTERS, BRAVEHEART), Emun Elliott (GAME OF THRONES, PROMETHEUS), Sam Hazeldine (THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR, THE MONUMENTS MEN), Bill Paterson.
Elbert van Strien:
a.o. UNCLE HANK (2012, feature), TWO EYES STARING (2010, feature).
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