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Geza Morcsanyi – On Body and Soul #Berlinale

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A truthful ending for a real life story

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On body and Soul

PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Geza Morcsanyi, actor of the film On Body and Soul.

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Fred’s Chiara Nicoletti interviews Géza Morcsányi,at the 67th Berlinale to present, in competitioin, On Body and Soul where he’s the protagonist. He is not an actor, he’s a publisher and editor. Despite that, he’s perfect in playing Endre, the director of an industrial slaughterhouse who falls for his new quality inspector, the peculiar and strange Maria. Morcsányi describes its role and its challenges but above all, he reveals how director Ildiko Enyedi managed to find the right ending, so truthful to life. In their dreams Endre and Maria meet and become more attached every day while learning about each other’s weaknesses and emotional or physical disabilities.

On Body and Soul: 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 continue to compare dreams, it becomes clear that they meet each night in a common realm: a peaceful snowy forest where they are graceful deer 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…

For the film page on the festival website click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Geza Morcsanyi
  • Interviewee role
    Actor
  • Film title
    On Body and Soul
  • Festival section
    Competition
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