The second film I produced for Paul Cox which was financed off the back of the success of “Innocence”. Half filmed in the deep south of France and in Adelaide, South Australia, this was by Cox standards a big film filled with all his favourite collaborators. Jacqueline McKenzie is fantastic as Anna and Norman Kaye plays his last role. “Human Touch” didn’t match the success of “Innocence” but I think over time it will be seen to be a quirky and humorous film with lots of heart. It had a good festival run including the Cinema Masters section of the Toronto International Film Festival 2004.
The relationship between Anna (Jacqueline McKenzie) and David (Aaron Blabey) is tested when a wealthy gentleman, Edward (Chris Haywood), enters Anna's life. His worldliness and seductive charm awakens in Anna a consciousness that has a dramatic impact on her relationship with David. She embarks on an intimate journey of self-discovery and physical fulfilment to finally arrive at a deeper, more profound understanding of her inner needs… and the necessity for human touch and need for love.