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On Body and Soul (2017)

Teströl és lélekröl (original title)
A love story between a handicapped older man and an Asperger woman. The setup is unusual - a slaughterhouse. How dreams can ignite friendship. Outstanding script, photography and performance.

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Credited cast:
Géza Morcsányi ...
Endre (as Morcsányi Géza)
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Zoltán Schneider ...
Jenö
Ervin Nagy ...
Sanyi
Tamás Jordán ...
Mária's doctor
Zsuzsa Járó ...
Zsuzsa
Réka Tenki ...
Klára
Júlia Nyakó ...
Rózsi
Itala Békés ...
Zsóka
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Köves Jutka
Zsófi Bódi ...
Piroska
Hanna Csata ...
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István Dankó ...
Salesman (cd store)
Annamária Fodor ...
Saleswoman (telephone store)
Attila Fritz ...
Peti
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A love story between a handicapped older man and an Asperger woman. The setup is unusual - a slaughterhouse. How dreams can ignite friendship. Outstanding script, photography and performance.

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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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Sensual and Delightful
20 October 2017 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

Snowfall in a forest of firs, gentle wind, the soothing sound of flowing water and two deer nuzzling in the mist. Endre and Maria are fastidious loners and mere acquaintances, yet they share this recurring dream. Though Maria has extreme difficulty with physical contact, she strives to overcome this limitation with her vivid imagination and immense desire. The mutual and expanding dreams tug at the pair, body and soul, but so do their fears, obsessions and predilections for solitude.

I loved the sensual nature of the film and the two main characters who delight in little things such as the warmth of sunlight and the brushing of hair with a hand. Close-up photography, of faces, reflections in the water and more, adds another layer of sensuality to the film. Both Endre and Maria work in a slaughterhouse and while the story does not dwell for too long in the raw bloodshed of this, it is enough to make you vow to become a vegetarian. I appreciate the film's slant on the subject, which Endre gives voice to in telling a candidate for a job at the slaughterhouse, "if you don't feel sorry for the cows, you can't work here." The character chemistry seems a little off, as Endre appears much older and uglier than Maria, but maybe it is just me. Seen at the Toronto International Film Festival.


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