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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
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / transsexual
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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Box Office

Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,616, 13 January 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,782, 7 March 2019
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Christian: The body is a gift, and life is a journey to experience that gift.
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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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Undecided ... but worth a discussion
27 October 2018 | by svenhollySee all my reviews

I am on the fence with this one. I could say that it brilliantly exposes deceit and vanity, and wouldn't be that far off. I could call it an honest, if flashy and sometimes arrogant, exploration of failed intimacy on a pedestal, and I think I'd have a point there. I felt at times that it was indeed full of vanity and self-importance. Since, luckily, I didn't see the movie on my own, and saw it without knowing anything about it, I found the experience led to an interesting conversation. In the end, I'd say it was a so-so movie, but a worthwhile experience.


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