Teströl és lélekröl

On Body and Soul | Körper und Seele
A slaughterhouse in Budapest is the setting of a strangely beautiful love story. No sooner does Mária start work as the new quality controller than the whispers begin. At lunch, the young woman always chooses a table on her own in the sterile canteen where she sits in silence. She takes her job seriously and adheres strictly to the rules, deducting penalty points for every excessive ounce of fat. Hers is a world that consists of figures and data that have imprinted themselves on her memory since early childhood. Her slightly older boss Endre is also the quiet type. Tentatively, they begin to get to know each other. Recognising their spiritual kinship, they are amazed to discover that they even have the same dreams at night. Carefully, they attempt to make them come true.
This story of two people discovering the realm of emotions and physical desire, at first individually and then together, is tenderly told by director Ildikó Enyedi in a way that also exudes subtle humour.
by Ildikó Enyedi
With Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, Réka Tenki, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy, Itala Békés, Éva Bata, Pál Mácsai, Zsuzsa Járó, Nóra Rainer-Micsinyei
Hungary 2017 Hungarian 116’ Colour, 2K DCP Rating R12

With

  • Alexandra Borbély (Mária)
  • Géza Morcsányi (Endre)
  • Réka Tenki (Klára)
  • Zoltán Schneider (Jenő)
  • Ervin Nagy (Sándor)
  • Itala Békés (Zsóka)
  • Éva Bata (Jenő's wife)
  • Pál Mácsai (Detective)
  • Zsuzsa Járó (Zsuzsa)
  • Nóra Rainer-Micsinyei (Sári, Slaughterhouse Worker)

Crew

Written and directed byIldikó Enyedi
CinematographyMáté Herbai
EditingKároly Szalai
MusicÁdám Balázs
Sound DesignPéter Lukács
SoundJános Kőporosy
Production DesignImola Láng
CostumesJudit Sinkovics
Make-upOrsolya Petrilla
Assistant DirectorIstván Kolos
CastingIrma Ascher, Zsófia Muhi
Production ManagerSándor Baló
ProducersMonika Mécs, Ernõ Mesterházy, András Muhi

Produced by

Inforg – M&M Film KFT

Budapest, Hungary

www.immfilm.hu www.immfilm.hu

World sales

Films Boutique

Berlin, Germany

+49 30 69537850

www.filmsboutique.com www.filmsboutique.com

Ildikó Enyedi

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1955, she began her career as a concept and media artist before turning to short and feature films as a writer and director. She has received more than 40 international awards for her work. In 1992, she was a member of the Berlinale’s International Jury. Fifteen years later, her film On Body and Soul won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale.

Filmography

1981 Flirt; short film · Flirt; short film 1983 The Viewer; short film · The Viewer; short film 1986 Invasion · Invasion 1987 The Mole · The Mole 1988 Will-o’-the-wisp · Will-o’-the-wisp 1989 My 20th Century · Az én XX. századom (My 20th Century) 1991 Winter War · Winter War 1995 Magic Hunter · Magic Hunter 1997 Tamás and Juli · Tamás and Juli 1999 Simon Magus · Simon Magus 2000 Geschichten in Gesichtern · Geschichten in Gesichtern 2004 EUROPA · EUROPA 2008 First Love · First Love 2013 TERÁPIA 1 + 2 + 3; TV series, 2012–2016 · TERÁPIA 1 + 2 + 3; TV series, 2012–2016 2017 Testről és lélekről (On Body and Soul) · Testről és lélekről

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020