‘Touch’ Trailer: Baltasar Kormákur’s Decades-Spanning Love Story Hits Theaters In July

Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur launched his career with a series of acclaimed dramas such as 101 Reykjavík, The Sea, and The Deep. His move to Hollywood has been a mixed bag, however, with action films such as Contraband and 2 Guns failing to leave much of a mark. His knack has always been survival thrillers, with films Everest, Adrift, and Beast fitting into his specific skill set. But now Kormákur returns to Iceland for Touch, a romance about a love spanning decades.

Featuring a largely international cast, the film stars Egill Ólafsson, Kōki, Pálmi Kormákur, Masahiro Motoki, Yoko Narahashi, Meg Kubota, Tatsuya Tagawa, Charles Nishikawa, Sigurður Ingvarsson, Benedikt Erlingsson, Kieran Buckeridge, Ruth Sheen, María Ellingsen, and Masatoshi Nakamura.

Here’s the synopsis: A romantic and thrilling story that spans several decades and continents; TOUCH follows one widower’s emotional journey to find his first love who disappeared 50 years ago, before his time runs out.

Kormákur co-wrote the screenplay with Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson, who also wrote the bestselling novel from which the film is adapted.

Focus Features will release Touch into theaters on July 12th.

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