A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Dan Brown (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Robert Langdon
Audrey Tautou ... Sophie Neveu
Ian McKellen ... Sir Leigh Teabing
Jean Reno ... Captain Bezu Fache
Paul Bettany ... Silas
Alfred Molina ... Bishop Manuel Aringarosa
Jürgen Prochnow ... Andre Vernet
Jean-Yves Berteloot ... Remy Jean
Etienne Chicot ... Lt. Collet
Jean-Pierre Marielle ... Jacques Saunière
Marie-Françoise Audollent ... Sister Sandrine
Rita Davies ... Elegant Woman at Rosslyn
Francesco Carnelutti ... Prefect
Seth Gabel ... Michael
Shane Zaza ... Youth on Bus
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Storyline

Dan Brown's controversial best-selling novel about a powerful secret that's been kept under wraps for thousands of years comes to the screen in this suspense thriller from Director Ron Howard. The stately silence of Paris' Louvre museum is broken when one of the gallery's leading curators is found dead on the grounds, with strange symbols carved into his body and left around the spot where he died. Hoping to learn the significance of the symbols, police bring in Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), a gifted cryptographer who is also the victim's granddaughter. Needing help, Sophie calls on Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), a leading symbolized from the United States. As Sophie and Robert dig deeper into the case, they discover the victim's involvement in the Priory of Sion, a secret society whose members have been privy to forbidden knowledge dating back to the birth of Christianity. In their search, Sophie and Robert happen upon evidence that could lead to the final resting place of the Holy ...

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Uncover The Secret See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, some nudity, thematic material, brief drug references and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dan Brown: When Robert Langdon is talking with the police during the signing party for his book. He is seen to the left of Tom Hanks immediately after the line, "We found your name in his daily planner." He is wearing the Harris Tweed jacket from his dust jacket publicity photo. He can also be seen a short time before, at five minutes and nine seconds, when the camera moves through the crowd of people. He is talking to a man, holding one of Langdon's books. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie Robert is on a conference about symbols. The first pictures he shows to the audience is a hood that the audience interprets as "racism", "hatred" or "Ku Klux Klan" but Robert says they would disagree in Spain where there are robes worn by priests. No priests dress that way in Spain, those are called "nazarenos" (nazarenes) and are laypersons who dress like that in the street processions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Silas: Stop now. Tell me where it is.
[removes hood]
Silas: You and your brethren possess what is not rightfully yours.
Jacques Saunière: I... I don't know what you are talking about.
Silas: Is it a secret you will die for?
Jacques Saunière: Please.
Silas: As you wish.
[cocks gun]
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Additional codes: Dan Brown See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was originally shown to the UK censors in an unfinished form, with a temp score and sound mix. The BBFC advised Sony Pictures that sound levels during some acts of violence may be too impactful for the requested "12A" rating, so the film was likely to receive a 15 classification. When formally submitted, the final levels of sound effects on the completed soundtrack had reduced the strength of some acts of violence to an extent which made the film able to get a "12A" rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.64 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

La Javanaise
Music by Serge Gainsbourg
Lyrics by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
Courtesy of Mercury Records France, a division of Universal Music S.A.
Under Licence from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Da Vinci Review
16 May 2006 | by movieefanSee all my reviews

People have gone on and on about this is fact this is fiction, and have come up with silly reasons to deny the book and Dan Brown. Well let me start off by saying that he is a brilliant writer, and this movie was brilliant.

Let me say that Tom wasn't exactly my first choice for Mr Langdon, and whats up with that hair? Well he actually in my surprise, pulled it off. He had a nice look (not that I'm gay :D), he was a wonderful actor, once again, and I felt that he pulled Langdon off very well.

The other actors were very well also, including Ian Mkellen, Paul Bettany and others. They all fit there part is what i'm trying to say.

Director Ron Howard made the movie feel like the book, and it was directed wonderfully. It had nice settings including Mona Lisa, the Last Supper paintings, and nice scenery. The movie followed the book very well, nothing important was left out, and everything was explained very well.

So i would definitely give this movie a 10/10, and go see this movie, enjoy it, and maybe go make yourself a cool treasure hunt. (thats what i wanted to do when I left the theater)


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,073,388, 21 May 2006

Gross USA:

$217,536,138

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$760,006,945
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