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Amma Asante's WHERE HANDS TOUCH Reveals First Image & Synopsis

A first look at the WWII inter-racial drama.

Hot on the heels of A United Kingdom, writer-director Amma Asante returns with another historical drama of inter-racial romance. Where Hands Touch joins the crop of upcoming WWII movies in telling the tale of the forbidden relationship between a Hitler Youth member (George McKay) and his mixed-race lover (Amandla Stenberg)Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston and Tom Sweet also star.

Speaking of her film, Asante said “It has been a passion of mine to tell this story, for many years - to shine a light on the existence of German children of colour who were forced to grow up under Hitler's rule, labelled as Rhineland bastards. Against this historical backdrop, Leyna and Lutz enter a rite of passage negotiating the path to true identity in a society that has turned in on itself and is eating its own tail. Completing this film brings together everything I am as filmmaker and allows me the milestone of achieving my fourth picture.”

The official synopsis reads:

Germany 1944: 15-year old Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father meets Lutz (George MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer, and a member of the Hitler Youth – compulsory for all Aryan boys since 1936. They fall helplessly in love, putting their lives at risk as all around them the persecution of Jews and those deemed 'non-pure' slowly unfolds. Does their love stand a chance amidst violence and hatred?