On Body and Soul
On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul

Director Ildikó Enyedi

Production year 2017

Length 116min.

Country Hungary


The director of an industrial slaughterhouse is suspicious about Maria, the new quality inspector sent by the authorities. Endre thinks she's pretty, but she's too formal and keeps too much to herself. He also thinks she's too tough on grading the beef carcass, but Maria sticks to her standards with the same focused order she tries to run her life. During routine company interviews, a lady psychologist discovers that Maria and Endre are having similar recurring dreams. They are embarrassed by what this implies, as the two introverts know nothing about one another outside of work. The following day, they check again: they had the exact same dream the night before. As they continueto compare dreams, it becomes clear that they meet each night in a common realm: a peaceful snowy forest where they are graceful deers who gently love each other. Maria and Endre hesistantly accept this strange coincidence. They cannot ignore the intimacy they share so effortlessly in their dreams. For two people seemingly not suitable at all for love, it won't be easy to recreate in broad daylight this harmonious relationship of their lonely nights.


Ildikó Enyedi
Ildikó Enyedi



Mónika Mécs, András Muhi, Ernő Mesterházy


Ildikó Enyedi

Director of Photography

Máté Herbai

Production designer

Imola Láng

Music by

Adam Balazs


Péter Lukács


Károly Szalai


Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, Réka Tenki, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy, Itala Békés, Tamás Jordán, Éva Bata, Pál Mácsai

Production company(ies)

INFORG - M&M Film KFT 1092. Kinizsi u. 11, Budapest, Hungary tel: +36-1-999-6585

Ildikó Enyedi

Ildikó Enyedi has started her career as a concept and media artist. She was a member of the art group Indigo and the Balázs Béla Studio, the only independent film studio in Eastern Europe before 1989. She later turned to feature film directing and script writing, wrote and directed five features and several shorts. With these works she’s won more than forty international prizes. Her film, My 20th Century, was chosen as one of the 12 Best Hungarian Films of All Time and selected among the 10 best films of the year by The New York Times.She was also awarded the Caméra d'Or in 1989. In addition to prizes awarded to her as a filmmaker, she has also received recognition as a scriptwriter (as winner of the Grand Prize of the Hartley Merrill International Screenwriting Prize for best European Script). She lectures at European master classes (Switzerland, Poland) and teaches at the University of Film and Theatrical Arts in Budapest. She was founding member of EUCROMA, the European Cross Media Academy. In 2011, she defended her DLA paper Summa cum Laude in the field of Transmedia (Created Worlds/The Relationship of Technique and Fantasy in Moving images). Member of the European Film Academy. She was awarded the Balázs Béla and the Merited Artist Prizes, and has received the Republic President’s Order of Merit Cross.


My Twentieth Century (1989), Winter War (1991), Magic Hunter (1995), Tamas and Juli (1997), Simon Magus (1999), Geshichten in Gesichtern (2000, doc), Europe (2004, doc.), First Love (2008, short), Terápia (2012-2016, TV series), On Body and Soul (2017).

FILMS 2017