Director: Hans Herbots
Starring: Geert Van Rampelberg, Ina Geerts, Johan van Assche
UK DVD & Blu-Ray release September 14th from Peccadillo Pictures
Inspector Nick Cafmeyer is haunted by the abduction of his younger brother during his childhood. To boot, the main suspect, Ivan Plettinckx, was never brought on charges and now, years later, taunts him with random appearances on his property and suspicious notes. To make matters worse, a new abductor and child murderer is on the loose, a case which very well may push Nick to the edge as he wallows in the torment of his brother’s mysterious disappearance. As he pushes to capture the monster before another victim is taken, the inspector travels a dark, bleak road from where there may be no return.
The Treatment’s material is often hard to swallow, not due to its exploitative nature, but its inherent disturbing quality. Pedophilia, child murder and personal demons are all blended into a dark, psychological thriller that moves with a slow, incessant burn. What works best for the film is its unflinching realism, including insights into grief and abnormal psychology. Several scenes are quite disturbing and will … Continue reading