Nu mă atinge-măon

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2015-2017 | Drama | Bulgaria, France, Germany, Romania


    Brief synopsis

    Laura works for years in the same mannequin factory. She peeps at other people’s intimate life, while hers doesn’t seem to function. She pays to be touched, hiring young boys to create an illusion of intimacy. Tudor is an actor who earns his living as a masseur. He wants a woman who rejects his attempts at making contact. He stalks her, finding a compensatory way to touch her through objects, places she’s touched. Paul is an actor too, caught in a dysfunctional relationship.
    In the background, a “miracle” story develops, first as a TV news piece, that gradually enters the characters’ lives: in the outskirts, a simple uneducated man discovers he has a “gift”- when he touches people, he cures them, removing any illness. The Suburban Saint phenomenon grows, between irony and worship. As when he touches he gives a lot, the Saint starts losing more and more weight, until he falls ill. Street fights begin in the long lines of people waiting to be cured in front of his building, all desperate to get to him before he dies.
    Laura witnesses an interactive show performed by Paul and Tudor. Fascinated by them, she keeps coming back at the performance. She gradually becomes a silent witness of their lives, their solitary longing deeply resonating with her own. In this mirroring process, the walls Laura so skilfully built around her slowly collapse under the flow of her repressed feelings.
    Finally, Laura finds herself in the long line of people in front of the Suburban Saint’s flat. When she finally enters, she finds an exhausted and sick man. As he is about to touch her, blood pours from his nose and he collapses. Laura helps him up, cleans his face. Unable to move or speak, he surrenders to her caring hands. In the end he falls asleep. Laura stays there watching over him. (


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Laura BensonLaura [L]
    Tómas LemarquisTudor [L]
    Hermann MuellerPaul [L]
    Georgi NaldzhievMale Escort [SR]
    Annett SawallischNurse [SR]
    Rainer SteffenStefan [SR]


    2nd ADJette Blümlerinkl. Casting documentary cast
    Director of photographyGeorge Chiper
    1st assistant cameraAnnegret Sachse/ 8DT Deutschland / A Cam / Amira
    1st assistant cameraBoroka Biro
    Casting directorTanja Schuh
    Costume designerMaria Pitea
    Costume supervisorFlorina IsaiEnglish title "Touch me not" ,Germany part
    DirectorAdina Pintilie
    GafferBenjamin HirlingerGerman Part
    Lighting technician / electricianThomas DuttkeGermany
    ComposerIvo Paunov
    ProducerAdina Pintilie
    ProducerBianca Oana
    ProducerPhilippe Avril
    Co-producerAlžběta Karásková
    Co-producerBenny Drechsel
    Co-producerRadovan Sibrt
    Delegate producerMonica Lazurean-Gorgan
    Production designerAdrian Cristea
    Location scoutHermann LämmelMotivsuche Halle/Saale
    Line producerBianca Oana
    Production managerNicole Zscherny
    Production managerJakub Pinkava
    Production managerCatalin Neagoe
    Production managerPetra Dobešová
    Set manager/ floor managerStephan BuschHalle | Leipzig
    Production driverWilly Necke
    ScreenwriterAdina Pintilie
    Sound designerDominik Dolejší

    Distributing companies

    Alamode Filmdistribution oHG [de]Verleih Deutschland
    Doc & Film International [fr]International Sales
    Nour Films [fr]Distribution France


    Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbHAmira / Zeiss UP`s
    Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Halleipzig-KomparsenVermittlung Komparsen für Halle
    Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
    Production ServicesMaGaMo GmbHSet-Equipment / Set-Mobil


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Adina Pintilie2018Int. Filmfestspiele BerlinGoldener BärWinner
    Adina Pintilie2018Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]GWFF - Bester ErstlingsfilmWinner
    Adina Pintilie2018Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]Teddy AwardNominated
    Adina Pintilie2018Jerusalem Film Festival [il]Int. CompetitionNominated
    Adina Pintilie2018European Film Awards [eu]European Discovery - Prix FipresciNominated
    Adina Pintilie2018Sarajevo Film Festival [ba]Reihe FocusNominated
    Adina Pintilie2018Tiff Toronto Int. Film Festival [ca]DiscoveryNominated
    Adina Pintilie2018Festival du nouveau cinéma [ca]Temps ØNominated
    Adina Pintilie2018Cambridge Film Festival [uk]International Festival HighlightsNominated
    Adina Pintilie2018Mumbai Film Festival [in]International CompetitionNominated


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 01/11/2018
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 31/10/2018