Great acquisition news! Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has made a multi-territory deal for Amma Asante’s World War II drama Where Hands Touch, starring Amandla Stenberg! The drama also stars George Mackay and Abbie Cornish. Protagonist Pictures is handling sales for the pic at Cannes.

The SPWA deal includes most of international markets, excluding European territories and Australia. The deal was negotiated by Protagonist CEO Mike Goodridge and Head of Worldwide Sales Vanessa Saal with SPWA EVP Acquisitions Joe Matukewicz and EVP Business and Strategic Operations Michael Helfand.

Where Hands Touch is a coming-of-age story that takes place in Germany in 1944, when 15-year-old Lenya (Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father, lives in fear due to the color of her skin. When she meets Lutz, the son of a prominent SS officer, the two fall helplessly in love, putting both their lives at risk.

Earlier this year, we provided a first look at the film. This is exciting news and we look forward to seeing it!

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