TOUCH ME NOT

NU MA ATINGE-MA

By Adina PINTILIE

MANEKINO FILM - as SALES

Drama - Development 2013

On how human beings can achieve intimacy in the most unexpected ways.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2018
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • ROMANIA, FRANCE, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adina PINTILIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Adina PINTILIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Monica Lazurean GORGAN (Manekino Film), Benny DRECHSEL (Rohfilm), Philippe AVRIL (Unlimited)
    • Synopsis
    • TOUCH ME NOT is a personal exploration about intimacy and the ways in which this notion is conventionally perceived. A film on how human beings can reach intimacy in the most unexpected ways.
      Three people deal with the same longing and yet inability to touch, to make contact. Laura is in her 50’s. She’s been working in the same mannequin factory for 25 years. In the absence of her own, she peeps into other people’s intimate life. She pays to be touched, hiring young boys to create an illusion of intimacy. Tudor, 35, is an actor who earns his living as a masseur. He wants a woman who rejects his attempts at making contact. So he stalks her, finding an alternate way to touch her through objects, through places she has touched. Paul, 25, is also an actor, caught in a dysfunctional relationship with an older man, Radu.
      When Laura witnesses an interactive show performed by Paul and Tudor, she becomes fascinated with them. She keeps coming back for it, making her presence increasingly visible to them. She gradually becomes a silent witness to their lives, their solitary longing deeply resonating with her own. In this mirroring process, the walls Laura so skillfully built around her slowly collapse under the flow of her repressed feelings.
    • Partners & financing
    • Media Development Funding 2011
      Main Production Award Torino Filmlab 2011
      MDM Development Germany 2012
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