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Where Hands Touch (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Where Hands Touch is noteworthy for its exploration of a little-discussed corner of World War II, even if its story leaves something to be desired in the telling.

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WHERE HANDS TOUCH is a coming of age story set in the most brutal of times: Germany, 1944. Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother (Abbie Cornish) and a black African father, meets Lutz (George MacKay), a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father (Christopher Eccleston) is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world. As Leyna's mother strives to protect her from the horrors that she could face as a mixed-race German citizen, Leyna is forced to forge her own path as the war goes on and the Nazi's increase their atrocities over the Jews and all dissidents. Can she find an ally in Lutz, himself battling a fate laid out before him that he is hesitant to embrace?

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Where Hands Touch is a coming of age story, a saga of war, and a heart-rending love story about a forbidden romance that defied the odds against survival in a living hell.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Asante usually excels at sharing stories audiences haven't seen before, so it's unfortunate that this one feels so dully familiar.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

A gut-wrenching misfire.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

When the complex, humanizing portrayal of Nazi characters and SS soldiers enter the picture, good intentions do derail fast, leading to disturbing outcomes.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Throughout, Asante raises questions about bravery, conscience and, most of all, identity.

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Stenberg carries the magnetism she brought to her breakthrough role in the YA romance "Everything, Everything," but she's betrayed by a stilted rendering of a rarely illuminated piece of history.

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…
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