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On Body and Soul (2017)

Teströl és lélekröl (original title)
When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.

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Credited cast:
Géza Morcsányi ...
Endre (as Morcsányi Géza)
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Zoltán Schneider ...
Jenö
Ervin Nagy ...
Tamás Jordán ...
Mária's doctor
Zsuzsa Járó ...
Zsuzsa
Réka Tenki ...
Júlia Nyakó ...
Rózsi
Itala Békés ...
Zsóka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Éva Bata ...
Köves Jutka
Zsófi Bódi ...
Piroska
Hanna Csata ...
Kissing girl
István Dankó ...
Salesman (cd store)
Annamária Fodor ...
Saleswoman (telephone store)
Attila Fritz ...
Peti
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On the outskirts of Budapest, the ageing recluse, Endre, is the reserved and saturnine manager of a small abattoir, who is used to hiding his disabled left arm along with his emotions behind a busy schedule. And then, unexpectedly, the loner's eye is caught by a shy and graceful newcomer in the office; the young Mária, the plant's cryptic and glacially beautiful quality-control inspector. Strange as it may seem, the slaughterhouse will provide the unorthodox background for a timid affair between the tender outcasts, who, even though they seem to be polar opposites, a small theft within the company's walls will prove that those two definitely share an eerie and almost spiritual bond. However, are the two dreamers, Endre and Mária, ready to embrace the catharsis of love on both body and soul? Written by Nick Riganas

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On Body and Soul (2017) is director Ildikó Enyedi's first feature film in 18 years. See more »

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Closing credits: "Some animals were harmed during filming, but none of them for the sake of this film..." See more »

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Written and Performed by Laura Marling
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Where art and craft meet
3 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Beautiful. Moving. Funny. Touching. Magical. Shocking. Wonderful. A film for grown-ups with hearts and minds. The direction - the shots, the camera-work, the framing - are a pleasure: one admires parts of the film as one does a painting. The acting is so natural as to forget one is not watching a real life scene. The script is elegant and sparse - there is so much left unsaid; it's the space between the words that count. The all encompassing vision makes one proud to be a human being.


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