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Where Hands Touch

Dir: Amma Asante
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Abbie Cornish, George MacKay
122mins   2018   UK   12A   English   

Germany, 1944: Fifteen year old Leyna, daughter of a white German mother and a black African father meets Lutz, a member of the Hitler Youth - compulsory for all Aryan boys since 1936. They are bound by the realisation of the horrors being committed against the Jewish people, as Leyna tries to avoid the fate of black Germans at the time. Can she find an ally in Lutz, himself battling the fate laid before him?

'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' - Rex Reed, The Observer