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Touch Me Not (2018)

Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives.

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Adina Pintilie

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Adina Pintilie
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Cast

Credited cast:
Laura Benson ... Laura
Tómas Lemarquis ... Tomas
Christian Bayerlein Christian Bayerlein ... Christian
Grit Uhlemann Grit Uhlemann ... Grit
Adina Pintilie ... Adina
Hanna Hofmann Hanna Hofmann ... Hanna
Seani Love ... Seani
Irmena Chichikova ... Mona
Rainer Steffen Rainer Steffen ... Stefan
Georgi Naldzhiev Georgi Naldzhiev ... Male Escort
Dirk Lange ... Radu
Annett Sawallisch Annett Sawallisch ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jette Blümler Jette Blümler
Michael Braun Michael Braun
George Chiper George Chiper
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"Tell me how you loved me, so I understand how to love." Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian, offering a deeply empathetic insight into their lives. Craving for intimacy yet also deeply afraid of it, they work to overcome old patterns, defense mechanisms and taboos, to cut the cord and finally be free. Touch Me Not looks at how we can find intimacy in the most unexpected ways, at how to love another without losing ourselves. Written by 68th Berlin International Film Festival & Manekino Film

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English | German

Release Date:

31 October 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dokunma Bana See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second Romanian feature to win the Golden Bear after Pozitia copilului (2013). See more »

Quotes

Seani: [to Laura] You can't say 'yes' to something if you can't say 'no' to something.
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5 Uhr 48/Tier
Written by Blixa Bargeld and N.U. Unruh
Performed by Einstürzende Neubauten
Published by Freibank
Courtesy of Potomak
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Cinematic atrocity
16 November 2018 | by dascalu_mihaiSee all my reviews

I am such a fan an supporter of contemporary Romanian cinema but this is below any expectation. I felt almost asleep countess times during this film and wondered why doctors don't prescribe this movie instead of sleeping pills. It's an artsy, indie wanna be movie, full of long abstract framing and too thought out scenery; feels like everything is not genuine and bad acting is ominous; far-fetched emotions and relations between characters; the story lacks any truthfulness and is not intriguing at all I would put in the bucket of contemporary cinema that implies that shocking issues and nudity would automatically make a movie artsy and festival-ready...


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