On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018)



Critic Consensus: Tender performances and a strong sense of style combine to create an eccentric, dreamy portrait of love and loneliness in On Body and Soul.

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Two introverted people find out by pure chance that they share the same dream every night. They are puzzled, incredulous, a bit frightened. As they hesitantly accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their dream.

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Ervin Nagy
as Sándor
Itala Bekes
as Zsóka, Cleaning Lady
Éva Bata
as Jen?'s Wife
Pál Mácsai
as Detective
Nóra Rainer-Micsinyei
as Sári, Slaughterhouse Worker
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Critic Reviews for On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl)

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (5)

The plot mechanism that links these ideas and images is, we'll just say, grossly misjudged.

February 1, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's a slow, quiet and beautifully composed story about human connection, or more specifically, the difficulty in finding it.

September 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Morcsányi endows his character with the sad, lived-in expression of a man resigned to his drab routine, but it's breakout talent Borbély who truly emerges as the movie's star.

February 24, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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A rich and strange tale of thwarted sexuality that takes a tad too long to get to the point.

February 10, 2017 | Full Review…

A determinedly eccentric but intermittently startling misfit romance that marks a singular return to feature filmmaking for Hungarian writer-director Ildikó Enyedi after an 18-year gap.

February 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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There is a real tinge of sadness to On Body and Soul, which serves as a quaint allegory on dating in the age of Tinder: a hint that visiting mysterious strangers in our dreams is at times as close we get to intimacy.

November 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl)


With an exquisite direction, impeccable performances and an absolutely wonderful screenplay, this profoundly sensitive and unconventional love story uses a lot of humor to depict in a most irresistible way the discovery of love by two lonely, introspective people.

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Carlos Magalhães

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