Where Hands Touch

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Where Hands Touch
Where Hands Touch poster.jpg
Directed byAmma Asante
Produced byCharlie Hanson
Written byAmma Asante
Starring
Music byAnne Chmelewsky
CinematographyRemi Adefarasin
Edited bySteve Singleton
Production
companies
  • British Film Company
  • Head Gear Films
  • Metrol Technology
  • Pinewood Pictures
  • UMedia
Distributed byVertical Entertainment
Release date
  • 9 September 2018 (2018-09-09) (TIFF)
Running time
122 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Box office$67,743

Where Hands Touch is a British romance drama war film directed and written by Amma Asante. The film stars Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, and Tom Sweet.

It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2018. It was released to cinemas in the United States on 14 September 2018, by Vertical Entertainment.

Synopsis[edit]

A rites of passage story of a biracial teen falling in love with a member of the Hitler Youth, and struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Principal photography on the film began in November 2016 and wrapped up in December 2016 after shooting took place in Belgium and the Isle of Man.[3][2] On 20 May 2017 Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired the distribution rights for several countries excluding some European ones and Australia.[4] Vertical Entertainment distributes the film in the U.S.[5]

Release[edit]

In May 2017, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions acquired international distribution rights to the film, excluding select territories in Europe and Australia.[6] It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2018.[7] Prior to, Vertical Entertainment had acquired U.S. distribution rights. They released the film on 14 September 2018.[8]

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed-to-negative reviews, scoring 43% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes[9].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where Hands Touch". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Barraclough, Leo (February 8, 2017). "First Look: Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay in Amma Asante's 'Where Hands Touch' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  3. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (November 1, 2016). "Amma Asante's wartime race drama 'Where Hands Touch' begins in Belgium". Screen Daily. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (May 20, 2017). "Sony Pictures Worldwide Takes Amma Asante's 'Where Hands Touch' – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "Where Hands Touch". Vertical Entertainment. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (May 20, 2017). "Sony Pictures Worldwide Takes Amma Asante's 'Where Hands Touch' – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "Toronto: Timothee Chalamet Starrer 'Beautiful Boy,' Dan Fogelman's 'Life Itself' Among Festival Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  8. ^ Hipes, Patrick (August 21, 2018). "Amma Asante's Toronto Pic 'Where Hands Touch' Scores Pre-Festival Deal With Vertical, Will Bow In September". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Where Hands Touch", Rotten Tomatoes

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