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The Body (2012)

El cuerpo (original title)
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A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

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Oriol Paulo

Writers:

Oriol Paulo (screenplay), Lara Sendim (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jose Coronado ... Jaime Peña
Hugo Silva ... Álex Ulloa
Belén Rueda ... Mayka Villaverde
Aura Garrido ... Carla Miller
Miquel Gelabert ... Vigilante Ángel Torres
Juan Pablo Shuk ... Agente Pablo
Oriol Vila ... Agente Mateos
Carlota Olcina Carlota Olcina ... Erica Ulloa
Patrícia Bargalló Patrícia Bargalló ... Agente Norma
Mia Esteve Mia Esteve ... Luna Villaverde
Sílvia Aranda Sílvia Aranda ... Ruth Peña (as Silvia Aranda)
Manel Dueso Manel Dueso ... Agente Carlos
Pere Brasó Pere Brasó ... Agente 3
Albert López-Murtra Albert López-Murtra ... Agente 4 (as Albert López Murtra)
Paco Moreno Paco Moreno ... Agente Científica
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Storyline

In the middle of the night, a guard working the night shift at a morgue located deep in the woods has a terrible car accident. But, why did the guard panic and left his post in the first place? Furthermore, according to the register, the body of Mayka Villaverde--a beautiful and affluent businesswoman--is mysteriously missing from the morgue. Presumably, Mayka died of a heart attack; nevertheless, who signed the death certificate, as her autopsy is still pending? In the end, there is a general principle in forensic medicine which specifically states that every death is a homicide until proven otherwise. But, finding out who is behind this fiendishly difficult case is going to be an arduous task. Can Inspector Jaime Peña get to the bottom of it? Written by Nick Riganas

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Hitchcock-style psychological thriller. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Body See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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$8,779,609
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Three of the male characters have the same names as Spanish and Argentinian Premier League footballers . See more »

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Quotes

Álex Ulloa: Who's that?
Mayka Villaverde: Nobody.
Álex Ulloa: Were you talking about me?
Mayka Villaverde: You won't like it. He's my new lawyer.
Álex Ulloa: What's wrong with Gloria?
Mayka Villaverde: As well as being my sister, she's also your lawyer, and I want to revise our marriage contract. The property division.
Álex Ulloa: You can't be serious.
Mayka Villaverde: I'm always serious with you. Even if I laugh at you constantly.
Álex Ulloa: You want everyone at your feet, don't you?
Mayka Villaverde: Not everyone. You, yes... Got you! You handed that to me on a platter!
[...]
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Performed by Nikol Kollars
Written by Toni Saigi (as Toni Saigi Chupi) and Dani Espinet (as Daniel Espinet Nieto)
2012 Banda Sonora Original, S.L. BSO
Sound Studio: Banda Sonora Original, S.L.
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Spain rules
14 April 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

In the fifties,in Europa , France used to rule over the thriller.No Longer so.Spain has been releasing great thrillers for almost two decades now whereas my native land lost the good recipes a long time ago.

Why do I mention France?Because I think that ,much more than any Hitchcock's masterpieces ,"El Cuerpo" reminds me of Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic "Les Diaboliques" (1955),currently in IMDb top 250.

A woman killed by diabolical lovers ,a woman whose body disappears and thus might or might not be dead;the assassin's growing terror;the wealthy wife's wickedness -Clouzot's characters are often pure evil-and the murky atmosphere ,the morgue,the disturbing corridors of a police station,the gruesome details;and like in Clouzot's (or Hitchcock's) works,a firm screenplay which does not fall apart in the first third,and grabs you till the final unexpected twist, as brilliant as that of "Les Diaboliques" and which justifies the first pictures which may puzzle the viewer.

The hero is like a puppet- but who pulls the strings?- ,a brilliant chemistry professor but a weak little boy under a matronly wife's thumb.Her appearances in flashbacks (or in sequences in which the husband is seeing things?) gives the jitters .Like in Clouzot's film,the victim is more disturbing than his/her killers.

A tense suspense which thrillers buffs must not miss!


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