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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 Miller
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Vigilante Ángel Torres
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Agente Pablo
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Agente Mateos
Carlota Olcina ...
Erica Ulloa
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Agente Norma
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Luna Villaverde
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Ruth Peña (as Silvia Aranda)
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Agente Carlos
Pere Brasó ...
Agente 3
Albert López-Murtra ...
Agente 4 (as Albert López Murtra)
Paco Moreno ...
Agente Científica
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Storyline

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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Hitchcock-style psychological thriller. See more »

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Trivia

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

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 »

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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Referenced in Tenemos de todo (2013) See more »

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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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Excellent Thriller!!!
2 May 2013 | by (Rosario, Argentina) – See all my reviews

At first, i tough this is not going to be a good movie, but later on i realize that has a very good plot and a solid performance of the entire cast. this is the kind of movie that you must see every detail. kept you intrigue along the entire film. The end was the best, a really good end, like the kind of movies you don't know what's gonna happened to the final. the art is for me another strong point, really well ambiance when you also can feel the mystery.

So i give 8 out of 10 to this great Spanish film. Very recommendable. PD: as you can see English is not my first language, so sorry for the basics lines.


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