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On Body and Soul

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Original title
A teströl és a lélekröl (On Body and Soul)
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
Hungary Hungary
Director
Screenwriter
Ildikó Enyedi
Music
Adam Balazs
Cinematography
Máté Herbai
Cast
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Producer
Inforg-M&M Film Kft
Genre
Drama. Romance | Black Comedy. Comedy-Drama
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
2017: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear - Best Film
2017: European Film Awards: Best Actress (Borbély)
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