Touch Me Not
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Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Romania Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France
Year: 2018

Touch Me Not

100 minutes/color


Director: Adina Pintilie

Screenplay: Adina Pintilie

Cinematographer: George Chiper-Lillemark

Editing: Adina Pintilie

Costume design: Maria Pitea

Music: Ivo Paunov, Blixa Bargeld

Producer: Philippe Avril, Bianca Oana, Adina Pintilie



Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Dirk Lange, Hermann Mueller, Christian Bayerlein, Irmena Chichikova, Rainer Steffen



Manekino Film, Agitprop, Les Films de l'Étranger, Pink Productions, Rohfilm GmbH

World sales:

Doc & Film International



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 empathic 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.



Adina Pintilie

Adina Pintilie was born on January 12, 1980 in Bucharest, Romania as Adina-Elena Pintilie. She is a director and writer, known for Touch Me Not (2018), Don't Get Me Wrong (2007) and Sandpit #186 (2009).



2007 Don't Get Me Wrong (Documentary)

2009 Sandpit #186 (Short)

2010 Oxygen (Documentary short)

2018 Touch Me Not