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Touch Me Not (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama | 31 October 2018 (France)
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

Writer:

Adina Pintilie
4 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / transsexual
Seani Love ... Seani
Irmena Chichikova ... Mona
Rainer Steffen Rainer Steffen ... Stefan
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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Drama

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Adina Pintilie is only the 6th female director to win the Golden Bear for Best Feature Film. The other women were Márta Mészáros (for Adoption (1975)), Larisa Shepitko (for The Ascent (1977)), Jasmila Zbanic (for Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (2006)), Claudia Llosa (for The Milk of Sorrow (2009)) and Ildikó Enyedi (for On Body and Soul (2017)). See more »

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Adina: [voice over] Why haven't you ever asked me: "What is this film about ?" And why haven't I ever told you anyway ?
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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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another "intimate" portrait...
28 December 2019 | by ricarsaravSee all my reviews

Touch Me Not is a disjointed, postmodern, feminist, exhibitionistic, self-therapeutic attempt by the director of the film. There is really no narrative, but a straightforward portrayal by a frigid, apparently traumatized woman (seemingly by her abusive father, represented by the dying man at the hospital?), intermingled with politically correct "integrative" alternative views of sexuality, probably an intention of naive openness (so european!) -a blatant expression of how developed countries are so far removed from common sense and simpler, healthier ways of human interaction, alienated by their own (un)doing. it is astonishing to me, a denizen of a so-called "third world country" how these kinds of movies get made, how such a person can get funding for her own therapeutic process, which really is so personal it is hard to relate to, from any point of view. And yet, it is evidence, through the glimpses of the interjecting scenes, of how neurotic europeans really are, in many cases by their sheer weakness out of material comfort, but poverty of true intimacy: at the end, even the "film maker" says she thought she knew everything about intimacy, evincing her arrogant naivety. This movie is a reflection of extreme cases, without going to extremes. I give it five stars, nevertheless, from the excellent cinematography and the acting, especially, Laura Benson, who plays the frigid woman excellently. Hopefully, the director will one day mature in order to make better material...and not think she knows everything about film making...at her very young age.


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Language:

English | German

Release Date:

31 October 2018 (France) See more »

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Romania See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,616, 13 January 2019

Gross USA:

$13,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,507
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1.85 : 1
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