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Director:
Writers:
Oriol Paulo (screenplay) and
Lara Sendim (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 December 2012 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Hitchcock-style psychological thriller. See more »
Plot:
A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This is a highly suspenseful and cerebral mystery , filled with twists and turns See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (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
Pepe Torrescusa .... executive producer: Antena 3 Films
 
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
Pau Arregui .... set dresser assistant
Alexis Fibla .... storyboard artist
Joxean Goya .... set dresser
Carlos Grané .... set dresser
Mireia Cama Julià .... assistant property master (as Mireia Cama)
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 .... 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
Jaume Puig .... dolby atmos consultant
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 (as Lluis Rivera)
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
Albert Carreras .... camera operator
Javier González Leonardo .... key grip
Celine Gravez .... second assistant camera
José Haro .... photographer: specials
Guillem Huertas .... first assistant camera
José Ángel Manrique .... grip
Jesús Martínez .... Camera Trainee
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
Debora Witte .... electrician
 
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)
 
Location Management
Jaume Jordana .... location manager
 
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
Víctor Vázquez .... assistant mixing engineer
 
Other crew
Glòria Blanes .... script supervisor
Anna Boluda .... production assistant
Marta del Río .... production assistant
Sofía Fábregas .... development executive
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)
 
Thanks
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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Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Factual errors: Traffic light switches from green to red and vice versa without displaying any orange.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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Movie Connections:
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
This is a highly suspenseful and cerebral mystery , filled with twists and turns, 1 September 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Mystery , intrigue about bizarre facts happen in a morgue .The same team - actress (Belen Rueda) , producer (Mikel Lejarza , Mar Targarona) , screenwriter (Oriol Paulo) , cameraman (Oscar Faura)- who made ¨The orphanage¨ and ¨The Julia's eyes¨ bring us another suspenseful film , ¨ The body¨ or ¨El Cuerpo¨ . The picture is thrilling and some moment brilliant , and the actors are quite reliable as Jose Coronado and Hugo Silva . And again a wonderful Belen Rueda as a nasty woman in a movie with intense sequences of tension and suspense . It deals with a veteran detective called Jaime Peña (Jose Coronado) searches for the body of a femme fatale (Belen Rueda is sensational in one of her best films along with ¨El Orfanato¨) which has gone missing from a morgue . As main suspect there appears her husband Alex Ulloa (Hugo Silva) . Alex is detained and finding alone in the morgue , he is terrorized by strange events , surrounded by corpses and then weird deeds take place .

The film contains tension , thriller , drama , mystery , plot twists and shocks , including decent scares with tense sequences especially in its final part , in a unexpected denouement , near of the end . Hitchcock-style psychological thriller , being surprisingly good and compellingly realized . The original as well as entertaining idea is overspread throughout the movie , but not totally satisfactory , including conventional pitfalls . The main cast is frankly fine , such as José Coronado as Inspector Jaime Peña who bears a dark past , Hugo Silva as upsetting Álex Ulloa , Belén Rueda as Mayka Villaverde , a selfish and domineering woman and the young lover Aura Garrido as Carla . The motion picture is pretty well , although sometimes stagy and packs excessive turns ; however is entertaining for continuous suspense . Sinister and mysterious atmosphere plenty of lights and shades , it is finely photographed by cameraman Oscar Faura . Suspenseful and stirring musical score by Sergio Moure who previously composed successful films as ¨Unconscious¨ and being expert on frightening atmosphere such as ¨Thesis on a Homicide" and ¨Kidnapped¨ .

The film was well produced by various producers , such as Joaquin Padro , Mar Targarona and Mercedes Gamero ; all of them have produced a lot of successes in the new Spanish cinema . Being professionally written and directed by Oriol Paulo who formerly realized only short movies and wrote ¨The Julia's eyes¨ . The movie will appeal to suspense enthusiasts and Belen Rueda fans . Rating : Good , better than average . It's well worth watching and contains some really thrilling scenes and disturbing images .

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