64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

Each body is different, but each body has the right to be touched, kissed, desired, satisfied, and loved. Marie, a nurse working at a rehabilitation center, and Alex, a young paraplegic man receiving treatment there, make the decision to challenge every taboo and prejudice in their fight for this right. The care that Marie provides him with will soon evolve into an intimate connection, and their relationship will transition from simple sexual desire to something more profound. However, their attraction will face challenges as both struggle to feel at ease in a relationship that defies societal norms, and the confusion between love and humiliation will push both of them to their limits. Stavros Zafeiris and Isold Halldórudóttir deliver fearless and stirring performances as the central characters, while Claudia Rorarius crafts a provocative and profoundly tender film around them, a film that defies all expectations and remains true to its own emotional authenticity.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF64.

Direction: Claudia Rorarius
Script: Claudia Rorarius
Cinematography: Katharina Poblotzki
Editing: Laura Lauzemis, Andreas Wodraschke
Sound: Frank Kruse
Music: Donna Regina, Nils Frahm, Tocotronic, Federico Albanese, Tara Nome Doyle
Actors: Isold Halldórudóttir, Stavros Zafeiris, Angeliki Papoulia, Yousef Sweid, Dimitra Vlagopoulou, Camille Dombrowsky
Production: 2Pilots Film Production
Producers: Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann
Co-production: Soquietfilms
Co-producers: Claudia Rorarius
Costumes: Gitti Fuchs
Production Design: Beatrice Schultz
Make Up: Susanne Jiritano, Simone Schlimm, Paolo Celano
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 133'
Contact: 2Pilots Film production GmbH
Awards/Distinctions: Golden Leopard (Filmmakers of the Present) for Best Performance – Locarno IFF 2023

Claudia Rorarius

Claudia Rorarius was born in West Berlin. She has been working successfully as a photographer. Her intense portraits of celebrities were published in numerous international magazines. She studied direction at the renowned Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where she completed several internationally awarded fiction and documentary films. Who Saw Him, her first feature film, which she also supervised as a producer, was invited to numerous international film festivals, such as Montréal World Film Festival, and Karlovy Vary IFF. She is currently finishing her third feature film Ken – The Movie, and is in the script development stage for her next feature, a science fiction film set in the near future.


2001 Cable Car (short)
2009 Who Saw Him
2023 Touched