A rites of passage story of a bi-racial teen struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.

Director:

Amma Asante

Writer:

Amma Asante
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Cast

Credited cast:
Abbie Cornish ... Kerstin
George MacKay ... Lutz
Amandla Stenberg ... Leyna
Christopher Eccleston ... Heinz
Alec Newman ... Juttner
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Wihelm Warner
Lucy Russell ... Teacher
Olivia Vinall ... Hermine
Will Attenborough ... Gunter
Simon Harrison ... SS Guard
Tim Faraday ... Betz
Tomiwa Edun ... American Soldier
Daniel Weyman
Hermione Gulliford ... SS Osterhagen
Michael McKell Michael McKell ... Gestapo commander
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Storyline

Germany 1944: 15-year old Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father, lives in fear due to the color of her skin. When she meets Lutz (George MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer and a member of the Hitler Youth - mandatory for all Aryan boys since 1936 - the two fall helplessly in love, putting both their lives at risk. An original coming of age story through the eyes of a bi-racial teen as she witnesses the persecution of Jews and those deemed 'non-pure'.

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Torn apart by War. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence/disturbing images, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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According to Asante in a November 2016 interview on Kermode & Mayo's Film review, the movie was first intended to be shot in 2009 and had been launched at that year's Cannes. The project however collapsed. See more »

Quotes

Leyna: As I reached sixteen, I realized Hitler had a plan for us.
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Touching story with a weak script
3 January 2019 | by tennisboynSee all my reviews

I suggest this movie to anyone not feeling critical, because unfortunately, it's very easy to criticize this movie. An intense story about a biracial girl falling in love with a Nazi official's son is carried, but not successfully, by weak accents and some acting that got me questioning. The writing struggled to stay engaging and falls to useless conversations that have no effect on the plot. The story is interesting and ended with a twist, but I think this movie could be cut down by 30 minutes to the same satisfaction of the viewer. I do recommend you watch this movie, but know there are some visible flaws in the writing.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where Hands Touch See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,743, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$67,743

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,269
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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