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A.k.a.
On Body and Soul
Year
2017
Runtime
116 min.
Director
Ildikó Enyedi
Genres
Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
14,949
Checks
1,072
Favs
116
Dislikes
8
Favs/checks
10.8% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. ntan's avatar

    ntan

    A beautiful film that captures loneliness in such a unique way. I was really moved by the end. Highly recommended. 3 years 1 month ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Hungary's entry in this year's Oscar competition, On Body and Soul, hooks you in with its fabulistic premise - two co-workers share the same dreams where they are a pair of mated deer, and so embark on a real relationship - but I think the main interest here is that the woman (Alexandra Borbély) is autistic, and struggling with this possible new chapter in her life. The situation is sensitively played and presented, in what initially feels like a dry workplace comedy. Full warning to sensitive souls: It takes place in an abattoir and has graphic scenes of butchery. Interesting in that this romance doesn't take place in the usual quaint office environment, but if there's a message being conveyed here (as the characters see themselves as tranquil animals), it's not in focus, and indeed, the setting may at first PULL focus away from the story. But these are early elements soon dismissed from the proceedings, and ultimately, the film stands as a sweet romance between social outsiders. 3 years 1 month ago
  3. heat_'s avatar

    heat_

    Nicely crafted characters, good storytelling and great acting by the leading actress. Way better than expected for sure. 2 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #74 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
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  2. This movie ranks #74 in Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
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  3. This movie ranks #315 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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  4. This movie ranks #947 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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