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The Body (2012)

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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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Jaime Peña
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Álex Ulloa
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Mayka Villaverde
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Carla
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Vigilante Ángel Torres
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Agente Pablo
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Agente Mateos
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Erica Ulloa
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Agente Norma
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Luna Villaverde
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Ruth (as Silvia Aranda)
Manel Dueso ...
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Albert López-Murtra ...
Agente 4 (as Albert López Murtra)
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In the middle of the night, a guard working the night shift at the morgue located deep in the woods has a terrible car accident, and as a result, he is now in a coma, suffering multiple skull injuries and fractures. But what made the guard panic and leave his post in the first place? Furthermore, according to the register, the body of Mayka Villaverde, a beautiful well-off businesswoman, is mysteriously missing from the morgue. Presumably, Mayka died of a heart attack, nevertheless, who signed the death certificate with the autopsy pending? In the end, when in forensic medicine the principle of: "every death is a homicide until proven otherwise" is a basic general rule, finding out who is behind this case shrouded in mystery is going to be an arduous task. Written by Nick Riganas

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La muerte no siempre es el final (Death Is Not Always the End) See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, while Carla is fixing a drink for herself and Alex, a straw appears in one of the drinks between shots. See more »

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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Soundtracks

N'Importe Oú Quoi
Performed by Jean Paul Dupeyron
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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One of the best thrillers of cinema. Excellent!!!
15 June 2013 | by (Alagoas, Brasil) – See all my reviews

Congratulations to Spanish cinema by presenting us with yet another thriller / mystery spectacular without showing explicit sex, as we have seen in some Spanish films. The movie is great! The way that every thriller should be: it leaves you lost, but arrives somewhere. And this place is beyond the obvious. The atmosphere of suspense and tension remains, and we are honored by the environment's main plot: nothing less than a morgue! The unwinding of the film is fantastic, amazing and high quality. The Spanish film hardly disappoints me. This one does not disappoint at any time. We watch unblinking eyes and is surprised as the quality of the excellent climate of suspense. The final part is amazing, leaves us with an open mouth and makes us wonder as was thought up this great script. Without blinking my grade is 10! Never has a movie surprised me as much as this in recent years.

Thanks again Spanish cinema!


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