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Touch Me Not is a movie starring Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, and Christian Bayerlein. Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and...

Other Titles
Não me Toque, Ne érints meg!, Dokunma Bana, Touch Me Not (No me toques), Ognuno ha diritto ad amare - Touch Me Not, Neliesk manes, タッチ・ミー・ノット〜ローラと秘密のカウンセリング〜, Μη με αγγίζεις, Não Me Toques, Nu ma atinge-ma
Running Time
2 hours 3 minutes
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Adina Pintilie
Adina Pintilie
Christian Bayerlein, Laura Benson, Grit Uhlemann, Tómas Lemarquis
Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, France
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

"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.

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I recently had the pleasure of seeing this at the Tribeca Film Festival, and I must say that it was a great experience. The film is more of a character study than a "plot" film, and it's not really meant to be "well-structured" like other movies of this genre. I thought it was very interesting, and this type of film really is hard to come by. I loved the depth and character development of the film, and how it's all about "who you are" (or, in this case, "what you are"). The performances were very good and the script very smart. The film looks great and was well-edited, and it definitely has some great scenes. I also thought that the director was very good at pulling all of these threads into the story and keeping them all tied together. For example, when we first see the main character, she's dating another guy, who's a lot older than she is, and she doesn't really like him much. However, when the film's back to her apartment, and she has a sex dream of him, you can see the influence that he had on her. That scene is where I got the biggest thrill, as I think that the director knew that the guy had a deep, but hidden, character inside of him. I also liked how the director used the movie to show a lot of how racism, racism, and racism can affect people and even their friends and family. I think that it's important that the director did that, as I feel that's one of the most under-appreciated aspects of this movie. Lastly, I loved how the movie ended. It was the only "good" part of the film, and it was very emotional and sad, but I loved it. I think that the movie deserves a lot of praise, but that's not saying much. Overall, I thought that this movie was great and I highly recommend it to anyone who's into this kind of film. The acting was great, the film was well-edited, the directing was great, and the story was interesting and well-written. The only negative thing I could say about the film was the fact that it was a little "slow" at the beginning. That's just my opinion though. I hope that the movie does well and that it's given a great amount of praise. I think that the critics are just being over-critical of the film and its director. I really think that the film deserves a lot of praise and deserves to be seen more than I did. I can't wait for the DVD release, because I'd love to get my hands on it.

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Janice W.

I watched this film in a theatre that was packed with almost 300 people. This film was an emotional roller coaster of emotion and it was fantastic. I cried at the end because I was so moved. I don't usually cry at films but this film did it for me and the audience. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to be moved. I'm sure everyone who has a heart is going to be moved by this film. I will be recommending this film to anyone I know who has not seen it. I am so happy that this film was made and I am glad that a lot of people have seen it. I give this film an 8 out of 10.

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I read a lot of reviews about this film, and people seem to either hate it, or like it. I went in with some high expectations, but I was a bit disappointed with the film. The film was set in the 90s, and people seemed to compare this to "In the Company of Men", but this is not a documentary. This is a true story, and I think that was the film's biggest fault. The cinematography is fantastic, and the acting was great, but I think it could have been so much better. The whole film seems very disconnected, and I couldn't connect with any of the characters. I think people who hated it either wanted a bit more depth, or just didn't like it. It could have been so much better. People seem to be very critical of this film. I thought it was a decent film, but I could have done without some of the negative reviews.

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Craig Mason

I've seen a lot of reviews which talk about the story of this film and how the story lacks substance, I believe this is actually not the case. The film itself is beautiful and heart touching. The cast and the performances are all first rate. The story was not overdone or not focused on properly. Overall this is a very beautiful film with great performances and is worth watching.

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Evelyn Gray

Can you imagine a movie that is just as bad as it's sequel, yet has almost as much fun? That's the premise of this movie. Its one of the first and I think it's one of the best movie sequels I've seen in years. I'll admit that at times it seemed like it was going to be one of those really stupid and stupid movies, but it quickly got better as it went on. The movie is about a married couple who move into a house that was once owned by a person that was convicted of child molestation. They move in, but the evil deeds he did to the kid is slowly revealed to them as well. It's a pretty predictable movie but it never gets boring. It gets really interesting when they realize they've got something weird going on. The movie is just really well-made. The performances are great and the directing is just really good. The acting is done really well. This movie is really an adrenaline rush and it gets really weird at times. It gets really dark and scary, but it never gets too silly. This movie gets really really funny at times. The movie is really well-made and it really makes me feel good after watching it. This is a really good movie. I don't recommend this movie for anyone younger than 15 or anyone younger than 18 because it is really bad for kids and I don't recommend anyone under 12 to watch this. If you can watch this, then watch it. I'll watch it again and again.

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Judy B.

I watched this movie today for the first time. I am a big fan of the movie and i have watched it a number of times, but never seen it again. I can't understand why this movie is rated so low. I have never read the book, and never watched it, but this movie does give you the insight of the situation in the story. The characters are not that terrible, they are like real people. The movie is filled with the true events that happened in the year 1919. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about the real world in 1919. A perfect movie for me to watch.

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Gloria Jacobs

A somewhat surreal, surrealistic, I guess, movie with good special effects, but that's not enough. I watched the movie a week ago and I still can't find something to think about about it. It is so good and it is so artistic that you get so involved in the story that it can be difficult to stop thinking about the movie. I also want to say that, for me, it is definitely worth watching.

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Emma Hunt

I love this movie, despite all the stupid reviews on here. It's the reason I've finally seen the movie. I actually like it. Not that I'm a fan of The Expendables or action movies in general, but it's nice to see an action flick that's more of a drama and a drama that's more of a drama, and the twists, which in this case are pretty brilliant. It's definitely worth seeing, you'll like it. But you will not be disappointed. The story, although simplistic, doesn't really have any holes in it. The acting is just about perfect, it really is. I also loved the writing, it's not completely believable, but that's not the point. The acting is really great, no, I'll say that again, and that's my opinion. So do yourself a favor and see this movie. You won't be disappointed.

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Eugene W.

Overall, I really enjoyed this film. A lot of people seem to hate it, but I really don't understand why. The character development is great and the acting was great. The story is interesting and sometimes hard to understand, but once you do understand it it is still really interesting. I will give it an 8 out of 10. Some people hate this movie because of the graphic sex scenes, but I personally really enjoyed them. I also have to add that I am not a fan of the way the movie was marketed. I felt it was a big waste of time and money. I feel that the movie was more focused on the themes of sex and addiction than it was about a sex-crazed teenage girl. I felt that the story was kind of easy to understand, but it wasn't that great. If you are into the sex and/or drug theme, I recommend that you go see it. If you aren't, I don't really know why you would see this movie.

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Martha Ferguson

Having been a teen girl myself, this movie was the only movie that really hit home for me. As a teen, I didn't really know what it was like to be the opposite gender, and although I had some friends that were like that, I didn't really see much of an "opposite" side to it. So, to see it from the viewpoint of a teen, it was truly powerful. And, it definitely made me want to grow up a little. The story was compelling, but it wasn't like the movie that was "Whiplash", which was a movie that came out of nowhere. For me, "Whiplash" was the first movie that made me want to look at myself, and I really couldn't do that with this movie. The first few times, I was just being a teenager, and didn't even think about that I was actually a teenage girl. Now, I'm 21, and I can feel like I'm a teenager again. This movie was an incredible experience, and I'm so glad I got to watch it!

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Bewilderingly, the opening scene, which plays as a traditional Indian celebration, is preceded by the murder of a young woman by a strange 'hippie' that wears a mask. The young woman's mother, an atheist, is taking her to a Hindu temple on the edge of town to 'glorify' her and kill her husband's murderer. The mother knows the killer's identity but is afraid to confront him because he will kill her again, and will only help the police if he is caught. The mother is being blackmailed by the hunchback, but has no choice but to look the other way. The hunchback will eventually take the blame, which would not be so difficult to do if he were a decent man. This film is a beautiful film, depicting the inner depths of the human heart. It is about 'love' and 'hate', about 'love' and 'hate' - all of which seem so natural. Yet, the hunchback is not truly human - not the good kind of human, but the bad kind of human. The film is about human, not 'human' - a word that describes us as individuals. It's about love, and hate, and its opposite. It's about things that make us human, and things that make us not human. But it is not a sentimental story - it is an honest film, and I recommend it highly.

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I am quite surprised that this film did not receive much attention. Although I enjoyed watching this movie, I felt it was pretty stupid. I don't think it was a film to make any one watch, but more of a film to make others understand the hopelessness that many of us live with. To many people it seems to me that when we watch movies like this, we usually expect it to be an Oscar winner. I am sure many of you are thinking what a nice score this film has. It does not deserve that, but it does deserve a lot of praise. If you are a movie buff, you should check it out. You will be glad you did.

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Wayne Wade

Let's just say I was intrigued by the title and my curiosity grew as it continued. I'm not a particular fan of the genre of black films but I'm certainly no expert. I just thought this was a movie with a very good message about racism. I found it touching, insightful, and very thought-provoking. I thought the performances were very good. I think everyone was able to draw out of this movie what it was really trying to say. I think this was a movie that wasn't afraid to talk about its subject matter and I'm glad that it was able to be a great movie.

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I am very interested in feminist films, and I watched this movie about a month ago. It reminded me of many movies that I have seen before. This movie is very interesting and has a lot of emotions going through it. One of the best part is the acting of this woman who is a major part of the film. This film will make you think. I would like to see more of this film and more women being involved in this movie. The dialogs are great, the story is interesting and the acting is very good. I liked the story of this film very much. There are many movies like this, and I believe that this film was very good. This film would be a good candidate for a 15 award.

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I have to say that this is a great documentary. If you have ever thought that your family may be a little bit dysfunctional, then this movie will really push you to think more deeply about what is going on in your family. The stories of the 4 main characters are quite real and so is the movie. The acting is also very good. The one aspect of the movie that I really liked was the fact that this movie really shows how the people's lives have turned into a big mess. The actors are very talented and I think they gave a very realistic representation of the people's real lives. I really recommend this movie to anyone who has a feeling of loneliness. I can't say enough about this movie, it is one of my favorite documentaries and I can't wait to see what everyone else has to say about it. I also think it is an excellent way to show the world about the effects of such diseases.

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Anna Thomas

I don't understand why people find this movie offensive. The gay people in this movie are not as homophobic as some people may think. There are at least two scenes where a character clearly says that they're not going to put up with homosexuals in their family and friends. But in the end they do put them in their family. If you want to see a movie about homosexuality that will make you laugh and it will show how it really is, see this movie.

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This was an interesting movie. I felt like I was watching a documentary. However, I feel like they glossed over a lot of the issues. There is no explanation on how they came to this. It seemed like they showed them on screen and tried to explain them to the audience. I didn't get the sense that they were showing them on screen. They only showed them in bits and pieces. There was no development or motivation of the people. There was no explanation of why they were there. I felt like they only did a decent job with it. However, I enjoyed it. I recommend it for a documentary or something to do with drugs or what ever. The people were interesting and the topic was interesting. I felt like there was a lack of details about the people. That's what I felt in the movie.

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Samuel S.

After making his solo debut with 2005's "In the Bedroom" (which he co-wrote), acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh returns to the sweetly poetic world of indie-rock documentary. The film, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, is a self-consciously art-house-esque exploration of music's influence on the relationships and life of the friends and family that surround the main character, who is a successful artist living in a small New York City town. More than that, though, the film is about a filmmaker and a medium. Soderbergh's genteel, almost documentary-like direction effectively serves to unsettle his subject in a way that doesn't really feel like documentary. Soderbergh is very familiar with the craft of documentary-making: He made a specialty of delivering portraits of the musicians he'd interviewed over the years, with expert guidance by the directors of his documentaries, and was even a co-producer on David Fincher's "Anger and Excess." But Soderbergh's cinematic approach in "In the Bedroom" is not only distinct and memorable; it also gives "In the Bedroom" a sense of a sort of free-form direction that serves it well, as the film traces the life of artist Nick (Alden Ehrenreich), an artist who is dying of cancer, who makes his last album. In doing so, the film's visuals are undeniably artistic and intimate, giving the impression that the screen is an intimate observer of Nick's world. The question that arises in viewing the film is whether the music is art or just a means to an end. The answer is that, while there is a strong thread of "art" in the music, it's also a self-consciously (and literally) documentary style that evokes some of Soderbergh's most idiosyncratic style. This is the film's most famous element, with Soderbergh saying that he wanted to show a "behind-the-scenes look at the people who made 'In the Bedroom.'" The film's music features lots of period music, but the narrative doesn't rely on its music. Instead, the music is the film's entire frame and its framework. It's not a movie about music, and its music is not a cinematic device; it's a documentary about music, and its music is, in a way, the film's first story. Through the music, the film focuses on Nick's relationship with his father (Bruce Dern), his friendship with his family, and his relationship with his lover (Danielle Harris). Like a fine wine, Nick's music comes from the soil that the film itself comes from. The music is very evident in the story of Nick, and it is not in the way that a film about music would use music to tell its story. In many ways, this is a great contrast with the career-driven films that Soderbergh's made (including "Crash" and "American Beauty," which are all about the music, while the film that received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival was about the human condition). The film's music is a metaphor for the film itself, and, more than that, it is the film's most powerful aspect. In addition to the music, Soderbergh also brings to the screen the energy and persistence of the people he interviews. The two women who play Nick's parents are fantastic in their roles, as are the two actors who play Nick's wife and his lover. There are two similar moments in the film, the first of which is when Harris asks Nick what he would want to be when he grew up, and the answer that Nick gives is classic and heartfelt. The other moment, of course, is when Harris comes to visit Nick, and she asks him about the music in the movie. Nick answers her question by saying that he had heard music and that his "favorite part of the music was when they were on stage." It's the sort of moment that feels like the embodiment of the film. The music, with its texture, is a major component of the film's artistic qualities. The musical numbers in the film are a tremendous part of the narrative, but that isn't the only way that the music is employed. The camera-work is a work of art, as are the scenes of the music. It's as though the film itself is a musician's music, and it

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This movie was awesome. For a group of very young and somewhat clumsy men it is very touching. I don't know why it has so many negative comments. There is so much here. I haven't seen the other movie made by this cast. Perhaps some of the comments are from those who have seen this movie and are very confused. It's sad that a movie this good gets so little attention. If you are in your twenties and are interested in this movie go to youtube and search "New York teens in the 80s". You will see all the cast and get all the information you need. Most of the comments I have read are from people who have seen the other movie and have a different opinion. Go to youtube and search "New York teens in the 80s" and then look for the cast and watch this movie.

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Wayne George

This movie was one of the best of the year, and I was shocked when I read that a young teen had made a music video of it. That should be enough to make you give it a watch. The cast is excellent, the script is great, the pacing is flawless, and the production values are top-notch. The fact that I was a part of this team is testament to their brilliance, and a perfect representation of what a high school production should be like. This film will take you on a journey that will leave you inspired, and hopefully even make you re-evaluate your own life. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. Thank you, Anonymous, for making such a great film.