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Where Hands Touch

Where Hands Touch is a movie starring George MacKay, Abbie Cornish, and Amandla Stenberg. A rites of passage story of a bi-racial teen struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.

Other Titles
16歳、戦火の恋, Donde tocan las manos, Miłość w trudnych czasach
Running Time
2 hours 2 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Romance, Drama, War
Amma Asante
Amma Asante
Abbie Cornish, George MacKay, Amandla Stenberg, Christopher Eccleston
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Germany 1944: 15-year old Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father, lives in fear due to the color of her skin. When she meets Lutz (George MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer and a member of the Hitler Youth - mandatory for all Aryan boys since 1936 - the two fall helplessly in love, putting both their lives at risk. An original coming of age story through the eyes of a bi-racial teen as she witnesses the persecution of Jews and those deemed 'non-pure'.

Comments about romance «Where Hands Touch» (32)

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I just finished watching this film, and I thought it was a great movie. The acting was great, the directing was great, and the movie just had a great feel to it. The only thing that could have been better is that I thought that there should have been a little more action in it. But other than that, I thought that it was a great movie. It's a must see.

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This movie was really good, but i think that i need to watch it again. i think that it is good for people who are interested in WW2 history. the movie shows how the war was fought and the way that the German army fought the allied forces. the movie was really good and i recommend it to anyone who likes to watch a movie about WW2. i think that it is a must see movie for everyone.

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Benjamin C.

I recently saw this movie at a special screening at a big cinema. At first I thought it was going to be "pretty" but the movie had a more serious tone than I had expected. I don't know how it's done but this movie is very realistic and depressing. It also has an amazing atmosphere to it. This is definitely not for people who enjoy movies that are all happy and shiny. This is one of the most honest movies I've seen and shows what happens in war. I am very glad I went and saw this movie and highly recommend it to people.

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The movie doesn't go into the war from a human point of view and I think it's a very interesting attempt. It's like an indepth look at the moral struggle and how people and ideas are pushed to the limits of the human mind. It's very interesting to watch the balance between things in this film. The war is almost incidental to the story. As for the actors, the cast does a fine job and I've enjoyed watching them play their roles. I can't say this enough. This is not your typical war movie, but it's definitely a movie you can watch again and again.

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I'm not a fan of war movies, but I saw this movie and was very moved by the portrayal of a Jewish man who suffers from leprosy. This was an extremely difficult film to watch. I had tears in my eyes several times. There were several things in this movie that made me feel sick to my stomach: a child being hit by a car; a woman who was raped by a neighbour; a pregnant woman being threatened with death; a dying soldier who could be saved but won't be if he commits suicide. I believe that this movie will change people's views of leprosy. It is an extremely difficult disease to live with. This movie portrays what people who live with leprosy feel. A lot of people don't know what it feels like to live with this disease, but this movie makes you feel the pain of living with this disease. This movie is very well done. The cast was amazing. It is very emotional to watch. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It makes you want to look out for the little girl, because she is going to have a difficult life. Thank you to everyone involved in making this movie. It's very inspiring.

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Gary S.

I saw this movie with a few friends at the local art house cinema. It was an interesting movie. It's the story of two boys, one of them is a homosexual and the other is a straight. The story is told in a very interesting way, but the film is quite slow. There are many scenes that are unnecessary and you can't understand what they mean. The acting is quite good. The characters are well developed. The story is quite slow and you can't understand the story. But the film is good. The story is interesting and the film is interesting. If you have nothing to do, you can watch this movie. I think you will be very satisfied.

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Nicholas C.

I think this film is very well made and very well acted. I was a bit disappointed with the ending, but I think that was the only part that was a bit disappointing. I think it was worth the price of admission.

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Mildred G.

It is a great movie, from the beginning to the end. Both boys are very gifted actors and this film would be very easy to take over. The father-daughter relationship is very emotional, it is not very typical for a film of this genre, but it is a great film. The second boy does not do too well in this film, but he is still very good. The movie could have been a little bit more longer and more dramatic, but I think it is just right. The actors have really well done acting, it was also very good. It is really a great movie for young people. I think this film could be much better, but it is still very good. It is really great for people who like this kind of movie.

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I would like to suggest this movie to the masses because it is an adaptation of a book written by an English journalist who is serving in the Philippines and was stationed there during the time of the Philippine liberation. I found the film to be very good. The story was entertaining and relevant, and some parts were very well done. In my opinion, the actors performed a good job. The movie was well made, although the storyline was a little bit too long and convoluted. The film is worth watching for anyone who appreciates good filmmaking. However, I believe that the actors who appeared in this movie did not have a good time making the film. The movie was not exactly well shot and could have been more efficient in some parts. This was a pity because the story is so intriguing and well written, and the acting is very good.

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Raymond R.

I enjoyed this film very much, and thought it would be difficult to come to terms with the war, especially as this is based on a book by an American writer. The book I've read is not about the war, however, so this was a good opportunity to have a more developed understanding of the war. There are aspects of the war, which is very dark, that are presented very well. The music, the action scenes, the photography, the cinematography, the drama, and the humour all combine very well. The cinematography is excellent. This is my first review for IMDb, but I felt that the plot is important. I am fascinated by war, and so wanted to know more about it. The war, however, is not shown in a linear fashion. It is a war of choice, and the characters have different views. The characters, as a whole, are not really affected by the war, but they are affected by the war that they face. There are only a few characters that can be identified with, as the whole movie is based on a man and his life, and it is the choices he makes, which lead to the violence and death. This is very well done, and keeps you interested and unsettled. The war is very well done, but is also very realistic. I don't like war movies that much. I don't like war films that much, either. This is a very good one, and I highly recommend it. This movie is very well done, and if you liked this, then you should really check out some other war films. I really enjoyed this film, and think that it will be very important to the history of war.

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Mildred T.

The film makers have done a great job of bringing in the emotional side of the WWII as well as the physical. The film makers have shown the complex ways in which the emotions and issues were intertwined in the families and that most importantly the generation of WW2, both Allied and Axis, as well as those who had lived through the ordeal. I must say the role of the leader, a leader of men and their families, is portrayed well. I was impressed with the way in which the filmmakers showed how that this man's life was affected by the war and in particular by the fate of his wife. In this way the film makers have taken a complex topic and have brought it down to a level that is a little easier to understand and understand that war. The film makers have shown the impact on the family of the war and of their leader. The way in which they have done that has been exceptionally well done. The film makers have done a great job at bringing the emotions to the audience in such a way that they can relate and empathise. This is especially important because when you look back on your own family history it will be hard to view the past in the same way as it is portrayed in the film. The film makers have also done a great job in showing that the film makers of this time did not look at war and war veterans as a whole but instead a group of individuals and how they went through the war as individuals. This is particularly important because a part of the film does show the effect that the war had on the individuals that served in it. This is why the film makers have made it clear that this film is not a film that is anti-war. I must say that at the end of the film I was moved. This was a moving film and I thought that it was extremely well done. The emotions were all but in full swing and I felt a real connection to the film. This is a movie that has affected me and made me feel, whether I'm a history or not, very much that this is a history that should not be forgotten.

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Heather Black

I enjoyed the story of a young Jewish boy growing up in Nazi Germany during WWII. The camera-work and cinematography were stunning. The acting was superb. They really captured the beauty of Europe and the way the Nazis used them. I don't have much of a history background but I learned that during WWII, they were always after Jewish families to get information about their families and the families of their Jewish neighbors. So this boy had no father to help him, and he grew up with no one to take care of him. The two Jewish friends who were saved by the story were a joy to watch. My main problem with this film is that it would have been so much better if the two boys weren't rescued, but the father did save the boy. The father didn't want to let the boy go, he thought that the boy was a danger to himself and his family. But the boy wasn't like that. The father showed that he was willing to take him in and give him a home, that he loved the boy, that he wanted to help him. There were many things that happened in the film that made it so much better than I was expecting. It really reminded me of how good films should be made. I was really impressed by the way they used color and light in a way that was subtle and wonderful. I recommend this film for people who are into the movies, because this one is definitely for everyone.

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I really enjoyed this movie and I really enjoyed all the characters. All the actors did a great job, the dialog was great. I didn't see the name Dennis Quaid until now, and I'm so glad I got this movie. It's an extremely good movie, especially if you're a Vietnam War fan. It has a great ending, the movie keeps you in suspense until the very end. I strongly recommend this movie to anyone, it is a great movie.

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Before I get started, I'd like to say that I really enjoyed this movie. And by the way, I am a big film critic and I also know that movies are made to entertain. However, after the first ten minutes I noticed that this was going to be another "Nudie" type of movie, and I did NOT enjoy this. So, to the good, it is still better than the average Nudie movie. The movie does not go for any explicit nudity, or sex, and the soundtrack, which is made by a group of american rock musicians, is not the best. But the music is good and the acting is good. Now, let me say that I was raised on R-rated movies, and I saw the rating of the movie for R-rated movies and I was surprised that the rating was R-rated and that the movie had been rated R. I am NOT the type of person who enjoys "Raw" type movies. So, the reason I gave this movie a 9 is that it is worth watching. It is not a movie to see for its graphics or its plot, but just for the movie. But if you want to see a good R-rated movie, go see "Shrek" and "The Dark Knight", but if you want to see a good movie, see "Donnie Darko" or "The Matrix".

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This is a great, unique story of a small town in the Deep South that somehow became one of the worst cities in the United States, and it's because of a bushel of things in one of the many stories told. The black father is taken off the bus and his son gets it back, in the name of race. The white widow finds her husband dead and is having to raise a new baby, in the name of race. The parents of the baby are having a falling out, and they have to deal with the whole idea of racism and the end of the bus. It's a good movie, and well-acted. You'll feel good when you leave the theater. The blacks are more believable than the whites. This is a real, honest movie that should not be overlooked.

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this film was a great portrayal of a man's life, he is conflicted about what he does. he does not want to be alone and has to make his choices, but the choices he makes are very difficult to make. i think it is the themes and the atmosphere that is the true beauty of this film, the script was spot on and it kept me guessing who the lead character would be, and the ending was stunning. i have been looking for this film ever since i saw it in a community theater a few years back, and i just saw it on cable and i am so glad that i did.

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Gary M.

I am a fan of John Boorman and this film is no exception. It is a beautifully filmed and acted film. I was very moved by this film. The performances of the actors were all very good. I have seen many films with such a strong cast and I have to say that this film is no exception. The performances were excellent and the film was very moving. I found this film to be one of the best films I have seen in a very long time. It is definitely a must see for anyone who is interested in films and the actors involved. This is one of the best films I have seen in a very long time and I highly recommend it. I have seen it twice and I plan to see it again.

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David T.

For the life of me I don't get what is so hard about seeing this film. I mean, I do appreciate the effort that was put into the movie but what's the problem? It was just a movie!

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Samuel H.

The movie was good. it was so sad to watch the torture and the unacceptablity of this world. even though you cant stop watching it makes you want to do something. i didn't want to talk about the movie because i knew it was gonna be good. i thought it would be really good, but i was wrong. if you wanna see this movie don't listen to all the bad reviews and just see it.

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Nicole P.

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. This movie made me want to read the book "I Am Legend" by Ambrose Bierce. I hope the movie is better than the book. It has everything a movie needs to be great. I hope a movie will be made out of this story. The movie was very well done and there are moments in the movie when you just wish it could be told in one movie. I like the scene when the helicopter tries to land and a man in the chopper has a gunshot wound in his hand and has to be helped to the ground. The scene was very moving and made me cry. Another scene was when the soldiers are parachuting and have to parachute down at the same time. One soldier had a gun strapped to his back and it was jammed. When the man went down, he said "I had to go down with you." The soldier who had the gun was a good man and he made his own way down and was taken care of by others. Another scene that really made me cry was when the pilot was being shot and he got up and the bullets were just going right through his body. When the pilot opened his eyes, he said to the other men that he had to go down and was a pilot. I recommend this movie to everyone. It is a very good movie.

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This movie is a wonderful example of a movie that can be enjoyed by everyone. It has a great story, great acting, and great directing. I really enjoyed it. It was not a movie I expected to like, but it was very enjoyable. I hope that all of you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Thomas C.

It's such a shame that this movie never got a proper distribution, and it was only a short time ago that this film was even in theaters. The actors are very believable and each of them give a convincing performance. If you like WW2 films, you must see this one!

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I liked the movie so much. I read many reviews, which tried to tell me it was overrated or bad. I'm surprised they did not give a better rating. I am an Austrian woman, and this movie hit the spot very well. I am not a high-school girl and that is why I like this movie so much. I didn't find the American and British politics to be too dirty. The acting was not over-exaggerated. The film was also not over-long. The movie was a little bit long, but I could feel the movie in the theater. The movie was a little bit different, but not too. I didn't like the English narration. Maybe I was not the target audience. I think a lot of people are not. In the end, I think I would love it even more. I would love to see more movies like this one. I recommend this movie to everyone.

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Amanda Santos

I love this movie! When I read that the original poster for this movie was a very old poster I thought "that's a good thing!" The art and the production design were great. It was a very interesting story. All the characters were very likable. Not to mention, it was also very emotional. The acting was all good. For me, the cast was the best thing in the movie. I felt like I was really there with them. I think everyone should see this movie. 9/10

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Watching this movie is like watching the inside of a war zone. The cinematography is extraordinary and the script is so smart. One can clearly see that every scene is going to be a moving part of the film, like a war itself. This movie tells the story of how the two men knew each other. They each knew that they had the chance of meeting, and they were never going to be separated from each other. This movie is a true love story. A true war story.

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Kenneth L.

My dear friend Max has made an excellent film and I would not be at all surprised if it receives a Golden Globe nomination for best film. My only reservation about this film is that it doesn't fit within a conventional Oscar category. I would have to assume that it would receive its title award if it was a play, but not if it was a film. This movie was a challenging movie to create and I'm pleased that I was able to be a part of it. I feel that it did the best that it could with a challenging script. I don't feel that this film did not respect the characters. It doesn't give a great summary of what is happening in the beginning and end. Instead it is telling a story. I also think that the first part of the movie, about the war, was much more important than the second part. I feel that it was important to me to know who was who before the war happened. My first thought when I watched the movie was "The music was bad. I thought that I'd hear something catchy." But this did not occur. My first thought was "The music was not good. I thought that I'd hear something uplifting and catchy." However, the second part of the movie was much more powerful and intense and I felt that it gave a great summary of the war. I think that it was the best part of the film. I didn't hear any song from the early war, but I felt that the music was very moving. I felt that it was very good to hear music that was from before the war, but then again, I also felt that I could hear some of the music in the 1940's. I also felt that the music that was played during the war was good, but not very great. I think that the music in this film was very emotional, but it was also very emotional. I think that this movie was very powerful and powerful in a way that it was compelling. I would like to say something about the war that wasn't in the movie. I think that the music was very inspiring and important, but the movie did not do a very good job at conveying this. I think that this is something that needs to be addressed in the future films that the makers of this film would make. I feel that it is important to explain to the audience that the war was important. I feel that if the movie has not been able to do that, then they should explain why. I feel that the music in this film was the best that I have ever heard. I would like to thank Max for making this film and I hope that he does not have to make a second movie. I would like to thank my fellow students who made this film possible. Thank you for this magnificent film. I hope that you will do a great job next time.

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Tammy H.

It's too bad that the reviewers gave this film a bad review. It's a very well made film. I'm not familiar with the book so I can't compare it to the film, but I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a movie based on a novel. The storyline is simple and not at all confusing. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

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Frances McDonald

All in all a very good film,a rare "exotic" film from the 80's. An intriguing story about love, war and a strong sense of loyalty.

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Rose T.

This film is one of my favorites. The story of two young men from different backgrounds who meet at a church and become friends. It's a simple story but the film makes you think. The performances are superb and the film is very moving. I recommend it highly. The only complaint I have is that it's a little too long. The ending is not as good as I would have liked. The film is a must see.

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Frances Parker

This is one of those films that is really very good, and very difficult to get through. It is a very complicated film, and I have to admit that it is very difficult to watch. But it is worth watching, because of the strong performances, the beautiful cinematography, and the great performances by the actors. The story is very difficult to understand, and it is not easy to get through the film. But it is very good, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in war films, or who wants to see a film that is very difficult to understand. I recommend it to people who like the films of David Cronenberg, or to people who are interested in the movies of David Cronenberg.

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Christine Moore

This movie is one of the best I've seen in a long time. The cinematography is breathtaking, and the acting is outstanding. This is a movie that will stay with you long after you've left the theatre. I would recommend it to anyone, and I think that everyone should see it. The movie is set in the 1940's, and the main character, Scott (Matt Damon), is a young man who is sent to the front to help out the elderly who are being interned. He's a conscientious objector, and he's not afraid to disobey orders. He's a soldier, and he's a man who can't help but think about the women he loves and the men he kills. I would recommend this movie to anyone. If you're not a fan of war movies, or if you don't like war movies, this movie isn't for you. But if you're looking for a movie that will leave you feeling good, and make you think, this is it. I give this movie an A+.

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This is a film that had me gripped from the first scene to the last. The acting was superb and the story was powerful. It is one of those films that I would watch over and over again. The film was beautifully shot and the story was heart wrenching. The only reason I am giving it a 9 instead of a 10 is because of the few minor things that could have been improved. The film was so moving that I could not help but cry at some points. I would recommend this film to anyone.