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Oriol Paulo (screenplay) and
Lara Sendim (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 December 2012 (Spain) See more »
Hitchcock-style psychological thriller. See more »
A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue. | Full synopsis »
1 win & 9 nominations See more »
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A perfectly crafted mystery & thriller from Spain See more (23 total) »


  (in credits order)

José Coronado ... Jaime Peña (as Jose Coronado)

Hugo Silva ... Álex Ulloa

Belén Rueda ... Mayka Villaverde

Aura Garrido ... Carla
Miquel Gelabert ... Vigilante Ángel Torres

Juan Pablo Shuk ... 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
Aida Oset ... Enfermera UCI
Jordi Planas ... Oficial UCI
Aina Planas ... Eva
Bert Palmen ... Hombre restaurante Arabesco
Camilo García ... Agente de transporte
Cristina Plazas ... Dra. Tapia
Montse Guallar ... Gloria Villaverde

Nausicaa Bonnín ... Patricia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordi R. Bobet ... Doble (also archive footage)
Joaquín Oristrell ... Cura (uncredited)

Directed by
Oriol Paulo 
Writing credits
Oriol Paulo (screenplay) and
Lara Sendim (screenplay)

Produced by
Mercedes Gamero .... producer
Mikel Lejarza .... producer
Reyes Matabuena .... line producer
Joaquín Padró .... producer
Laura Rubirola .... associate producer: Rodar y Rodar
Oriol Sala-Patau .... delegate producer: Televisió de Catalunya, S.A.
Mar Targarona .... producer
José Torrescusa .... executive producer: Antena 3 Films (as Pepe Torrescusa)
Original Music by
Sergio Moure  (as Sergio Moure de Oteyza)
Cinematography by
Oscar Faura  (as Óscar Faura)
Film Editing by
Joan Manel Vilaseca 
Casting by
Andrés Cuenca 
Tonucha Vidal 
Production Design by
Balter Gallart 
Art Direction by
Dídac Bono 
Set Decoration by
Nuria Muni 
Costume Design by
Maria Reyes 
Makeup Department
Caitlin Acheson .... makeup artist
Mara Collazo .... hair stylist
Production Management
Mariano Liwski .... post-production supervisor
Albert Roca .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Auladell .... third assistant director
Víctor Cuadrado .... second assistant director
Daniela Forn .... first assistant director
Olga Pujalte .... second assistant director
Marc Rial .... third assistant director
Anna Rua .... second assistant director
Art Department
Alexis Fibla .... storyboard artist
Joxean Goya .... set dresser
Carlos Grané .... set dresser
Albert Rodríguez Modolell .... storyboard artist (as Albert Rodriguez)
Florian Müller .... illustrator
Juanjo Tejero .... shooting prop master
Sound Department
Marc Bech .... sound effects editor
Marc Bech .... sound effects recordist
Biel Cabré .... boom operator
David Calleja .... sound re-recording mixer
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist
Laura Díez Mora .... dialogue editor (as Laura Díez)
Kévin Feildel .... french dubbing editor
Pol Fernández .... sound assistant
Óscar Grau .... sound mixer (second unit)
Albert Manera .... sound mixer
Josep Prieto .... sound recordist
James A. Puig .... dolby atmos consultant (as Jaume Puig)
Oriol Tarragó .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Josep Claret .... special effects
Jordi Morera .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Raquel Munuera .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Lluís Rivera .... special effects coordinator
Marcos Sagasta .... special effects crew: DDT SFX
Sergi Subirà .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Eloi Bartolomé .... digital compositor
Lluís Castells .... visual effects supervisor
Berta Coderch .... visual effects coordinator
Javier García .... visual effects artist
Alvaro Gasco .... CGI artist
Daniel López-Izquierdo .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Igor Andrés .... video assist
Miquel Auguet .... second assistant camera
Sergi Bartrolí .... director of photography: second unit
Eduardo Bonilla .... gaffer
Óscar Cano .... additional grip
Javier González Leonardo .... key grip
Celine Gravez .... second assistant camera
José Haro .... photographer: specials
Guillem Huertas .... first assistant camera
José Ángel Manrique .... grip
Sergio Morilla .... lighting technician
Xavier Méndez .... bestboy
Mery Padín .... electrician
Ana Portela Rodríguez .... additional electrician
Hiram Ríos .... steadicam assistant
Eric Solé .... additional electrician
Ramón Sánchez .... steadicam operator
Marc Vives .... electrician
Quim Vives .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Izquierdo .... set costumer
Anna Pons .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Quique Cañadas .... digital intermediate colorist
Lydia Cudney .... assistant editor
David Cárceles .... post operations manager
Victor Martos .... color timer
Nacho Melero .... digital intermediate supervisor
Jorge Ortiz Yus .... telecine colorist
Laura Sánchez .... digital intermediate coordinator (as Laura Sanchez)
Music Department
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... second music engineer
Roberto Herrador .... music editor
Sergio Moure .... orchestrator
Alfons Reverté .... conductor
Alejandro Román .... orchestrator
Olga Santos .... music recording assistant
José Vinader .... score recording & mixing
Other crew
Glòria Blanes .... script supervisor
Anna Boluda .... production assistant
Marta del Río .... production assistant
Sofía Fábregas .... development executive
Jaume Jordana .... location manager
Cris Lafront .... production assistant
Enric Llopis .... production accountant
Pablo López .... community manager
Rafa Martínez .... marketing and creative services
Melina Matthews .... production coordinator: Equipo Rodar y Rodar
Noemi Oliete .... production coordinator
Anna Vilà .... script supervisor
Marçal Molina Andreu .... background extra (uncredited)
Maria Cervera .... thanks
Guillem Morales .... the director wishes to thank
Joaquín Oristrell .... thanks (as Joaquim Oristrell)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El cuerpo" - Spain (original title)
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108 min
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A perfectly crafted mystery & thriller from Spain, 15 June 2013
Author: Ajit Tiwari from India

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.


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