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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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Storyline

"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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This is the second Romanian feature to win the Golden Bear after Child's Pose (2013). See more »

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Seani: Can I taste your tear ? I have a fetish for tears.
Laura: You must need more salt.
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Wir sind gekommen die Geschenke abzuholen
Written by Blixa Bargeld, N.U. Unruh, Alexander Hacke,
Jochen Arbeit and Rudi Moser
Performed by Einstürzende Neubauten
Published by Freibank
Courtesy of Potomak
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Daring, Personal & Raw
11 November 2018 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

How you were loved reveals how you love. Since guilt and fear often get in the way, Touch Me Not explores the real experiences of some who set out to widen their horizons, break conventions and confront prejudices. "With maybe 15 to 20 years of good health" one asks, "do I want to continue as I am living?" The film explores different perspectives on human relationships and opens new doors and possibilities of body and mind.

Daring, personal and raw, Touch Me Not proceeds in voyeur-like fashion and invites dialogue about intimacy. Winner of golden bear at the Berlin film festival. North American premiere seen at the 2018 Toronto international film festival.


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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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