The Body (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  13 December 2001 (Germany)
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A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father Matt Gutierrez
Sharon Golban
Moshe Cohen
Father Lavelle
Father Walter Winstead
Lillian Lux ...
Cardinal Pesci
Nasir Hamid (as Makram J. Khoury)
Dr. Sproul
Abu Yusef (as Muhamed Bakri)
Yoav Dekelbaum ...
Avi (as Yoav Deckelbaum)
Sami Samir ...
Jordan Licht ...
Limor Goldstein ...


An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint markings around the skull, lead authorities to suspect that these could be the bones of Christ. Politicians, clerics, religious extremists and those using terror as a means to an end, find their beliefs and identities test while risking their lives to unearth the truth Written by Anonymous

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If this is His tomb... If this is the truth... It would change history and destroy the belief of millions See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some violent sequences and brief language | See all certifications »

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13 December 2001 (Germany)  »

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El cuerpo  »

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Opening Weekend:

$19,988 (USA) (20 April 2001)


$33,565 (USA) (27 April 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Kristin Scott Thomas was offered the role of Sharon Golban. See more »


The first time, Matt Guttierez enters the tomb, he tells Sharon Golban the references of the narratives of the resurrection in the Gospel : "Matthew 27, Mark 15 and Luke 23". Actually, they are read in Matthew 28, Mark 16 and Luke 24. See more »


Sharon Golban: Christ said the truth will set you free.
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A very worth while movie
14 February 2007 | by (Oregon, United States) – See all my reviews

This movie blew me away the first time that I saw it.

The politics of religion is something that has not been dealt with very well in the movies. This movie does it very well. I found that the reactions to the possible finding of the Christ's tomb to be intriguing. The Catholic Church has told the investigator that the bones in the tomb ARE NOT the bones of the Christ, whatever he finds out.

Each side in this story wishes to use the bones in any way that will be advantageous to themselves. The reality of the bones is immaterial to all of them.

Christ said that "the truth will set you free." In this movie it shows that when it comes to politics, the truth is whatever will get people to follow what you want them to follow.

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