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The Touch (1992)

Dotkniecie reki (original title)
Henry Kesdi is a silenced classical composer and a survivor of the Holocaust. He is coaxed out from retirement by an inspired musicologist, Stefan, who convinces him to compose a complex ... See full summary »

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Krzysztof Zanussi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max von Sydow ... Henry Kesdi
Lothaire Bluteau ... Stefan
Sarah Miles ... Helena
Sofie Gråbøl ... Annette Berg (as Sofie Grabol)
Aleksander Bardini ... Prof. Jerzy Kern
Beata Tyszkiewicz ... Gelda
Slawomira Lozinska ... Doctor's wife
Peter Hesse Overgaard Peter Hesse Overgaard ... Joseph
Lars Lunøe Lars Lunøe ... Doctor
Trevor Cooper ... Muller
Stanislaw Brejdygant ... Maier
Maja Ploszynska Maja Ploszynska ... Child
Eugenia Herman ... Mrs. Olsen
Krystyna Sznerr-Mierzejewska ... Applicant (as Krystyna Mierzejewska)
Wiktor Zborowski ... Applicant
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Storyline

Henry Kesdi is a silenced classical composer and a survivor of the Holocaust. He is coaxed out from retirement by an inspired musicologist, Stefan, who convinces him to compose a complex symphony on his neglected piano. As a help Kesdi gets his new musical secretary. His loyal wife reluctantly accepts her as his young lover. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Genres:

Drama | Music

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Country:

Poland | UK | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Touch See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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28 August 2010 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

A composer. A musicologist. A child. And few musical notes. A film as labyrinth. With Minotaurus and Dedalus. With traps and large shadows. A speech. About sacrifices and ambition, about good in skin of bad, about fragility of worlds, about the pressure of words, about night in the memories of evening. A story in which Max von Sydow is same and other. Niances and colors. And the "miettes" of old time. It is not a film. Just a trouble silence. Like a bread. In large slices. With perfect flavor under the touch of knife. A tall who exists, in many forms, in everyone.The letters are different. The music is more subtle or funny. But the scene is the same. Same genius in the fall scrub. And the sacrifice of a Pole. Nothing new. Nothing old. Only, another page.


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