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The Body (2001)

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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Father Matt Gutierrez
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Sharon Golban
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Moshe Cohen
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Father Lavelle
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Father Walter Winstead
Lillian Lux ...
Mother
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Nasir Hamid (as Makram J. Khoury)
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Monsignor
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Dr. Sproul
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Abu Yusef (as Muhamed Bakri)
Yoav Dekelbaum ...
Avi (as Yoav Deckelbaum)
Sami Samir ...
Achmed
Jordan Licht ...
Dorene
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Storyline

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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To find the truth, he will risk his life and challenge his faith 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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$33,565 (USA) (27 April 2001)
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Kristin Scott Thomas was offered the role of Sharon Golban. See more »

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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 »

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Sharon Golban: All Israelis drive like this.
Father Gutierrez: Well then, all Palestinians have to do is give you faster cars, and wait for the inevitable.
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A flawed picture, but like a flawed diamond still shines asbright.
5 February 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

What ever sins the makers of this film may have purportrated with a misleading trailer and extraneous action scenes to attract an audience must be forgiven in light of the theme they have so clearly stated... "God Has No Place In Politics". If an artists duty is to hold up a mirror to mankind in order for him to see himself in a true light, than the filmakers have done their job well. One need only to turn on CNN to see what pawns lawmakers and religious leaders will sacrifice in order to further their earthly agendas. That Jerusalem is the pawn in "The Body", and in the nightly news makes this film even more relevant than it could have ever been intended to be by its creators. That it waxes and wanes between action, thriller, and serious drama can only be attributed to the hands of those willing to manipulate the price of a ticket out of our pockets. If that is the case, than so be it, because unlike most of the popcorn movies of today, the body has something to say. And flawed, or perfect, it says it loud and clear. From the terrorist bombings in the streets of Jerusalem, to Antonio Banderas' brave portrayal of a priest who loses his faith. "God Has No Place In Politics", a noble theme for a movie, and a warning for the years to come -- from Belfast to Jerusalem.


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