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Touched with Fire (2015)

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Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.


Paul Dalio


Paul Dalio
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Carla
Luke Kirby ... Marco
Christine Lahti ... Sara
Griffin Dunne ... George
Bruce Altman ... Donald
Alex Manette ... Eddy
Edward Gelbinovich ... Nick Quadri
Daniel Gerroll ... Dr. Lyon
Patrick Byas Patrick Byas ... Demonix
Genevieve Adams ... Susan
Erick Abbate ... Sammy
James Lecesne ... Frank
James Miles James Miles ... Dan
Angela Pierce ... Sue
Rob Leo Roy ... Gary


Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a disturbing image, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 May 2017 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Mania Days See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,132, 19 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$146,070, 6 March 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie is based on the life of director Paul dalio. See more »


George: If they signed up for a dating website, you know, and they put down "mentally ill," it's not like they're going to attract a whole lot of people saying, "Oh, that's my soul mate."
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A thin line between creative and crazy
2 April 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Touched With Fire is a story based on the real life story of the director,Paul Dalio, ironically I think this is the reason why the movie seems to wrap up so neatly.

From the point of view of the film, manic-depressive is something certain people have that make them express emotion on a deeper level. It does not come off as dangerous at all in the film considering the film is about two poets who suffer form it

The movie is not convincing at ail that it's dangerous to be guided by your emotions, on one level it seems like that's exactly what the filmmaker wants you to take away, but certain points in the film make me uncertain.

One point that does come across really well is the idea that two people who seem so right for each other, are in fact the exact opposite.

It's a great strangely done romantic comedy about two people who are fighting the world alone, until they found each other. It was very passionate.

Katie Holmes was good in the movie too.

But it still bothers me that the movie does a lackluster job in having a firm foot on the illness these two carry. Weather positive or negative, I did not get the point.

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