Touch Me Not

  • Nu mă atinge-măon (Internationaler Titel)
Kinospielfilm | 2015-2017 | Drama | Bulgarien, Deutschland, Frankreich, Rumänien


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. (
Schauspieler*inRollenameSynchronschauspieler*in / Sprecher*in
Laura BensonLaura [HR]
 Tómas LemarquisTudor [HR]
Hermann MuellerPaul [HR]
Stefan [NR]
Georgi NaldzhievMale Escort [NR]
 Annett SawallischNurse [NR]
 Rainer SteffenStefan [NR]
BesetzungCasting Director Tanja Schuh
DrehbuchDrehbuchautorinAdina Pintilie
KameraKameramann/DoPGeorge Chiper
Kamera1. KameraassistentBoroka Biro
Kamera1. Kameraassistentin Annegret Sachse/ 8DT Deutschland / A Cam / Amira
KostümKostümbildnerinMaria Pitea
KostümCostume Supervisor Florina IsaiGermany part
LichtOberbeleuchter Benjamin HirlingerGerman Part
LichtBeleuchterThomas DuttkeGermany
ProducerProduzentinMonica Lazurean-Gorgan

Vertriebs- / Verleihfirmen

Alamode Filmdistribution oHG [de]Verleih Deutschland
Nour Films [fr]Distribution France


Geschäftsbereich FirmaAnmerkung
KameraKameras und Zubehör Ludwig Kameraverleih GmbHAmira / Zeiss UP`s
ProduktionFinanzen, Recht und Versicherung adag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
ProduktionProduktionsservices MaGaMo GmbHSet-Equipment / Set-Mobil
Vor der KameraKomparsen/Kleindarsteller Agentur Halleipzig-KomparsenVermittlung Komparsen für Halle
Adina Pintilie2018Int. Filmfestspiele BerlinGoldener Bärgewonnen
Adina Pintilie2018Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]GWFF - Bester Erstlingsfilmgewonnen
Adina Pintilie2018Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]Teddy Awardnominiert
Adina Pintilie2018Jerusalem Film Festival [il]Int. Competitionnominiert
Adina Pintilie2018European Film Awards [eu]European Discovery - Prix Fiprescinominiert
Adina Pintilie2018Sarajevo Film Festival [ba]Reihe Focusnominiert
Adina Pintilie2018Tiff Toronto Int. Film Festival [ca]Discoverynominiert
Adina Pintilie2018Festival du nouveau cinéma [ca]Temps Ønominiert
Adina Pintilie2018Cambridge Film Festival [uk]International Festival Highlightsnominiert
Adina Pintilie2018Mumbai Film Festival [in]International Competitionnominiert
KinostartDeutschlandDonnerstag, 01.11.2018