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Human Touch (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 April 2005 (Australia)
The wealthy Edward (Haywood) sparks to Anna (Mckenzie), the lead voice in a choir that's raising money for an upcoming trip to China. He donates money to her choir, and she agrees to sit ... See full summary »

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Paul Cox

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Paul Cox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Anna / David's partner
Aaron Blabey Aaron Blabey ... David / Anna's partner
Chris Haywood ... Edward / Desiree's husband
Rebecca Frith ... Desiree / Edward's wife
Aden Young ... George
Terry Norris Terry Norris ... Ouspensky
Simon McBurney ... Bernard
Kirstie Hutton Kirstie Hutton ... Lucy
Norman Kaye ... Charles
Julia Blake ... Anna's Mother
Tony Llewellyn-Jones ... Psychiatrist
Phyllis Burford Phyllis Burford ... Edward's Mother
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Anna's Step-father (as Charles Tingwell)
Delia Silvan ... Ophelia
Edwin Hodgeman ... Mr. Thompson
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Storyline

The wealthy Edward (Haywood) sparks to Anna (Mckenzie), the lead voice in a choir that's raising money for an upcoming trip to China. He donates money to her choir, and she agrees to sit for him for a series of still-life drawings. As Anna is drawn more into Edward's life, their relationship -- quite platonic -- nevertheless causes problems at home for Anna, who lives with David (Blabey), a frustrated artist. Written by Anonymous

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The twenty-first feature film by auteur Paul Cox

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Art Films | Go Patterson Films | See more »

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2005 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Human Touch See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of seven film collaborations of actress Julia Blake and writer-director Paul Cox. They are [in order]: 'Lonely Hearts' (1982), 'Man of Flowers' (1983), 'My First Wife' (1984), 'The Paper Boy' episode of 'Winners' (1985), 'Cactus' (1986), 'Innocence' (2000), and 'Human Touch' (2004). During the 1980s, Blake appeared in a Cox film every year for five straight consecutive years between 1982 and 1986. See more »

Soundtracks

Adagio
from "Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat major"
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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A self-parody?
22 November 2005 | by dub-doctorSee all my reviews

Unfortunately this film was sadly quite awful. It is really just an aging man's sexual fantasy, with little insight into the inner lives of the younger characters. The best thing about the film, the acting of the two lead performers Aaron Blabey and Jacqueline McKenzie, was heroic considering how awful the script was. The rest of the acting was verging on the ridiculous, although the scenes involving 'Bud' Tingwell and Julia Blake impart a bit of much needed class into what is otherwise a piece of fairly shallow nonsense. In many ways watching this film felt like watching an awful parody of one of Cox's earlier (and much more interesting) film "Man of Flowers".


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