Director: Claudia Rorarius
Country: Germany

German Premiere
2023 | 133 min. | German, English, Greek, Icelandic
Subtitles: English, German
FSK | Nicht geprüft / No clearance (18+)

Cast_ Ísold Halldórudóttir, Stavros Zafeiris, Yousef Sweid, Angeliki Papoulia Screenplay_ Claudia Rorarius Producer_ Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann, Claudia Rorarius Rights_ 2 Pilots Filmproduction GmbH

An intense film about the emotional connection between two outsiders, exploring the depths of passion beyond conventional norms of beauty, sexuality and morality.

When the nurse Maria meets the paraplegic Alex for the first time, there is an immediate erotic spark. Driven by their need for closeness and their curiosity, the two soon begin a sexual relationship, defying all the rules. Almost in disbelief, the plus-sized Maria discovers her own lust, while a new perspective on life opens up for Alex. However, the closer they grow to one another, the deeper they fall into a maelstrom of mutual dependence, humiliation and power. In the interplay of proximity and distance, they push each other to their limits – and beyond. Until the very end, the viewer is kept on the edge, wondering whether the two will find a way out. With full commitment from the actors, who are seen here in their first film roles, ›Touched‹ celebrates the myriad forms of the human body and its desire.


Director, screenwriter and producer Claudia Rorarius has long worked as a photographer of international success. Already her debut feature ›Who saw him‹ was invited to numerous festivals. For its follow-up ›Touched‹, both main actors received talent awards for their performances at the 2023 Locarno Film Festival.



  • AvailableSaturday 18.11.202320:30with GuestsHeidelbergHDKarlstorbahnhof
  • AvailableSunday 19.11.202317:00with GuestsMannheimMACineplex (Saal 3)
  • AvailableMonday 20.11.202320:30with GuestsHeidelbergHDLuxor (Crown)
  • AvailableFriday 24.11.202314:30MannheimMAStadthaus N1