MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,267 this week

The Body (2012)
"El cuerpo" (original title)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 8,345 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 42 critic

A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 07 Nov 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 23 Jul 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Body" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Body (2012)

The Body (2012) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Body.
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.

Director: Andrés Baiz
Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García, María Soledad Rodríguez
Julia's Eyes (2010)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.

Director: Guillem Morales
Stars: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui
The Body (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A crucified body dated back to the 1st century A.D is uncovered at an ancient cave in Jerusalem. Trouble ensues as word spreads.

Director: Jonas McCord
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel
Sleep Tight (2011)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

What if ... you let a stranger into your house to use your phone, but while you've been patiently waiting in the kitchen, he just disappears ... or does he? Félix, an architect who has just... See full summary »

Director: Guillem Morales
Stars: Andoni Gracia, Mónica López, Francesc Garrido
The Orphanage (2007)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Roberto Bermudez, a specialist in criminal law, is convinced that one of his students committed a brutal murder. It leads him to start an investigation that becomes his obsession.

Director: Hernán Goldfrid
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Natalia Santiago, Alberto Ammann
Cell 211 (2009)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

Director: Daniel Monzón
Stars: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines
Point Blank (2010)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife (Elena Anaya) hostage to force him to spring their ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Cavayé
Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An unsettled summer becomes the background of an erotic twist that track four characters into a fictional game. But playing fiction is not an innocent game.

Director: Anca Damian
Stars: Jamie Sives, Ana Ularu, Kim Bodnia
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Montxo Armendáriz
Stars: Lluís Homar, Belén Rueda, Núria Gago
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 December 2012 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Body  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »


Soundtracks

November
Performed by Nikol Kollars
Written by Toni Saigi (as Toni Saigi Chupi) and Daniel Espinet (as Daniel Espinet Nieto)
2012 Banda Sonora Original, S.L. BSO
Sound Studio: Banda Sonora Original, S.L.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A perfectly crafted mystery & thriller from Spain
15 June 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A very exciting thriller with many interesting and surprised fluctuations which probably even had puzzled Hitchcock but also made him proud.

The film is very classic, almost old-fashioned, and it flirts healthy and often with particularly mentioned the horror master. The story moves very smoothly between Film Noir, and more traditional contemporary thriller.

"The Body" is about a woman's dead body disappears from the morgue. The husband of the deceased woman, quickly becomes a target of both, the murder of his wife and stealing the body. He was called to the scene to assist with the investigation. The interrogations led by the right shady Commissar, with his own dim past and hearings interspersed with flashbacks of the couple's life, which is played in various flashbacks.

Everything takes place in a proper rainy night in the morgue and the surroundings could hardly be more nasty and claustrophobic. The film really works admirably well and fooling with the viewer, exactly where it wants. The script is well written and although certainly a gap or two can be found, don't bother to look when you are in the middle, instead of being frightened and follow the clues presented.

The film is directed by Oriol Paulo, who two years ago-wrote sovereign "Julia's Eyes" in which Belen Rueda plays Julia and in "The Body" she plays the unsympathetic Mayka (the deceased), an incredibly believable performance. There are good actors in all roles and although sometimes the commissar is near the border of caricature so successful balancing act and it never gets too much.

The last scene when everything unraveled is somewhat contrived. Everything needs was not unfolded and some unanswered questions are good to keep a little spice, but despite the somewhat pedagogical explanations in the end, everything leading up to it wonderfully confusing and nerve wracking as well, as I really hope to get jump-to more such films by Oriol Paulo ahead.

7.5/10.


18 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
UK release? karenporritt-1
Plot-holes shmot-holes… NemesisInferno
Discuss The Body (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?